A family embarks on an annual tormenting journey along with 200 other million peasant workers to reunite with their distant family, and to revive their love and dignity as China soars as the world’s next super power.
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Lixin Fan did a great job in not only saving himself from getting crushed in the sea of immigrants but also filming this fine documentary. I read from the Film Update that Qin eventually realized school is important and took vocational school where she worked.
Gut-wrenching look at the effects of globalization on one Chinese family. Notable for its striking cinematography, miles better than most documentaries. All the more effective for zeroing in on a universal problem through a narrow lens. Makes you want to buy American.
a great documentary/family drama with some of the most beautiful hand-held cinematography I've ever seen. Lixin Fan has made a perfect documentary, one that genuinely moves me without tacky music or sappy editing.
The emotional portrayal of working-class family in China, the struggling to make-ends-meet, the effort to repair their broken relationship and the daughter selfishness in aiming to lead a different life.