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Documentary Film Reviews: Nowhere To Call Home

6/1/2015 by Emily T. Yeh

Veteran radio correspondent Jocelyn Ford has produced a poignant and important documentary that follows the story of Zanta, a rural Tibetan migrant struggling to make a living in Beijing. The film weaves together narratives of female suffering and agency under patriarchal gender relations with the little-studied phenomenon of Tibetan migrants in eastern China, and the account of a Western outsider wondering whether and how to get involved in a family dispute that she knows she has little understanding of… the film travels far from the usual tropes of Tibetans that pervade public imaginations in China and in the West alike. Jocelyn’s own role also raises interesting questions for discussion. Both educational and moving, Nowhere to Call Home deserves a wide viewership. (Read more)



U.S. Film on Tibet ‘Nowhere to Call Home’ Strikes a Chord with China

1/17/2015 by Raymond Legaspi

“A humanities teacher at a top Beijing high school showed the movie to her students, who found it moving. She said that students had no idea how hard a T​​ibetan’s life could be in the capital, a wake-up call to be nicer and friendlier to migrants.” (Read more)