An analysis of the film the last train home by lixin fan

He explains that the migrant workers do not have Medicare or any type social support, so they have to save every penny they earn, send it back home to support the family, and to be ready for an emergency. Poverty impels most Chinese families to become internal migrants.

An unexpected scene in the film was captured, the father, Changhua and Qin got into a huge fight which somehow brought the film to its height and which also concretized the loathe Qin had towards her parents. The little brother is now 16 years old. They have two children, Qin and Yang who were left under the custody of their grandparents.

The parents are trying very hard to adapt such unchartered concept that it does not come naturally, so forced, that in return the children are pushing them away further. Although in my opinion, there were times when Fan committed the fallacy of Loaded Question.

He was doing really great in school, he got really good marks. So she went back to the village to take care of the son. The migrant workers according to Fan have to bear family separation, to work very long hours in poor conditions, and to get paid so little.

Qin on the other hand, is still working but is still being convinced by her parents to go back home to study. Working over several years, director Lixin Fan travelled with one couple who has embarked on these annual treks for almost two decades.

Population continued to increase since then. Living on earnings from mere farming does not meet the needs of most families living in the provinces. They left the farmlands for higher pay in factories located in the city.

Mother, she lost her job. There was a great unexplainable barrier that the parents could not go through. A Loaded Question entailed that the question asked contains an unfair or questionable assumption Bassham, et al,Loaded Question.

More foreign investors, more work for these internal migrants, more profit for these Chinese. And that is why most families like the Zhangs decided that it would be best if they work outside their province.

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It is said in the film that there are over one-hundred thirty million migrant workers, these workers are only given one chance, every New Year, to head back to their provinces to visit theirs families. China is very profit-oriented, she does not ask much; cheap labor is what attracts foreign investors.

She was even very vocal about it—telling the audience that she dislikes it whenever her parents are around, that they always just end up in an argument.Aug 31,  · Lixin Fan is a world renowned director who made a name for himself in directing the film “The Last Train Home” which earned many praises and awards, one of which was inthe film won Best Independent Feature Length Award from the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Independent Television Services.

LAST TRAIN HOME is selected in world documentary competition at Sundance Film Festival and won the top prize at RIDM (Montreal) and the Whistler International Film Festival.

InLixin worked as associate producer/soundman on the acclaimed feature documentary UP THE YANGTZE, a film about the worldâ s largest.

Aug 08,  · Documentary Analysis: Lixin Fan’s “The Last Train Home” Lixin Fan’s documentary “The Last Train Home” emphasizes the effects of China’s overpopulation on a typical Chinese family and how it caused dissolution on the said family by conducting a two year documentary study which involved simultaneously filming the parents and.

Rivaling China’s finest documentarians, first-time director Lixin Fan begins his Last Train Home with a handful of unshakable images. First he presents a stunning aerial view of the nation’s overflowing masses, slowly panning left until the screen is clogged with a sea of migrant workers waiting for their train ride home for the Spring.

Filmmaker Lixin Fan's Last Train Home documents the journey million migrant workers make back to their rural villages every Chinese New Year.

But the movie is not only about families traveling. Lixin Fan, is a Chinese director who filmed the documentary film “Last Train Home”. He got the idea of the film when he met the Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Yung Chang. He was inspired when they were shooting “Up the Yangtze”.

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