Screen/Society--Cine-East/Reel Global Cities--"Nowhere to Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing" w/ dir. Jocelyn Ford
The Cine-East: East Asian Cinema and Reel Global Cities film series debut tonight with a special documentary screening:
Nowhere To Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing
(Jocelyn Ford, 2014, 76 min, USA/China, in Mandarin and Tibetan with English subtitles, Color, Digital)
-- Fresh off its sold-out premiere at MoMA on August 23rd, 2014!
-- Introduced by Prof. Ralph Litzinger / Q&A to follow with director Jocelyn Ford!
Nowhere To Call Home provides a rare glimpse into the world of a Tibetan farmer, torn between her traditional way of life and her desire for her son to have a better future in the city. Shot in the slums of Beijing and a remote village near the epicenter of Tibetan self-immolations, this gripping story of a woman determined to beat the odds puts a human face on the political strife that fractures China and Tibet.
Along the way it challenges common western stereotypes about Tibetans, and reveals a dark side of life in a traditional village, where, as the saying goes, 'women aren't worth a penny.'
Official Website: http://tibetaninbeijing.com
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation "Partnership in a Global Age".