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The Unlikely Story of a Tibetan Woman              PROFESSIONAL WOMEN INTERNATIONAL


7/9/2014 by Alessandra Spalletta

I met director and Beijing-based journalist Jocelyn Ford in Brussels during the world premiere of her film at the “Millennium Film Festival” and I decided to interview her. She caught my attention because of her curiosity and her great sense of humanity.


Interview: Racism, Sexism, and The Need for a New Way of Talking About Tibet                                                                        ASIA SOCIETY


4/27/2015 by Eric Fish

As Beijing-based reporter Jocelyn Ford was preparing for work one morning, she got a desperate call from a Tibetan woman named Zanta who she’d encountered selling jewelry on an overpass two years earlier. When they met, Zanta tried to give Ford her seven-year-old son.


Prejudice, exclusion and sexism is all part of life for a Tibetan migrant in Beijing                                                                  PRI


8/28/2014 by Matthew Bell

Veteran radio journalist Jocelyn Ford admits she had an ulterior motive when she sat down on a Beijing sidewalk to chat with a Tibetan woman selling jewelry.


After Battling Chinese Authorities and a Tight Budget, a First-Time Filmmaker Emerges                                                  PBS POV

11/11/2014  by Shako Liu

Jocelyn Ford had been a foreign correspondent for nearly three decades before making her first documentary, Nowhere To Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing. The film follows Zanta, a Tibetan street vendor in China, and explores the lives of Tibetans in China, the discrimination and isolation they face, and their struggle to get an education for their children.


SANS DOMICILE – UN DESTIN TIBÉTAIN                                    ARTE


mardi 30 juin à 21h45 (53 min)

Barwo, un village isolé, se trouve sur les hauts plateaux tibétains, à l’ouest de la Chine. Depuis une dizaine d’années, plus d’un millier des paysans bouddhistes qui y vivaient ont émigré à Pékin, à 2 000 kilomètres de chez eux, pour tenter leur chance comme vendeurs ambulants.


KEIN ZUHAUSE NIRGENDWO                                                          ARTE


Ein tibetisches Schicksal

Dienstag, 30. Juni um 21:10 Uhr (53 Min.)

Zanta ist hin- und hergerissen zwischen der archaischen Lebensweise in ihrer Heimat Tibet und ihrer marginalen Existenz am Rande von Peking. Sie will ihrem kleinen Sohn Bildung und Zukunft ermöglichen. Die fesselnde Geschichte einer starken Frau, die das scheinbar Unmögliche erreichen möchte, gibt dem politischen Konflikt zwischen China und Tibet ein menschliches Gesicht.


Jocelyn Ford: “What is representative of Tibet?”                    DUKE EAST ASIA NEXUS


Tenzing Thabkhe: Your film is quite unique/rare in that you have not only screened it to audiences in both China and the Western world, but you are in the process of constantly editing and tailoring it to these various audiences. Given this, what scenes/narrative arcs/storylines have you found to have the most difficulty in translation with Chinese audiences? How about Western audiences?


American Film On A Tibetan Migrant Finds Unlikely Success — In China                                                                          NPR

1/15/2015    by Frank Langfitt

An American filmmaker has made a documentary on Tibet. Those two elements alone might seem grounds for China’s Communist Party to ban it, but instead the film — Nowhere to Call Home — quietly has been making the rounds in China and winning praise from local audiences.


‘Nowhere To Call Home’ : A New Perspective On Tibet    FORBES

8/19/2014  by Eric Meyer

The problem with debates about Tibet, is that they typically escalate into emotionally charged disagreements over Tibet’s historic status as an independent nation, what territory constitutes Tibet today, and whether Tibet should be independent or remain part of China.


Inspiring Dialogue, Not Dissent, in China                                   NEW YORK TIMES

8/20/2015   by Ian Johnson

BEIJING — When the Tibetan farmer Zanta’s husband died, she was forced by local custom to move in with her in-laws, who forbade her son to attend school. Instead, she packed up and moved to Beijing, where she was helped by a relative from another lifetime.