<i>Nowhere to Call Home</i>. 2014. USA. Directed by Jocelyn Ford. 60 min. Courtesy of Ford and Trace Foundation
  • Nowhere to Call Home

    2014. USA. Jocelyn Ford. 77 min.

Friday, August 29, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

  • Nowhere to Call Home

    2014. USA. Directed by Jocelyn Ford. Widowed at 28, Tibetan farmer Zanta defies her tyrannical father-in-law and refuses to marry his other son. When Zanta’s in-laws won't let her seven-year-old go to school, she flees to Beijing to become a street vendor. Destitute, she inveigles an American customer into paying her boy’s school fees. On a holiday trip back to her village, Zanta’s in-laws take her son hostage, drawing the unwitting American into the violent family feud. The two women forge a partnership in a bid to out-maneuver the in-laws. This “deeply moving” and “ethically challenging” story (Jonathan Watts, The Guardian) provides an intimate and brutally frank view of village family life and the struggles Tibetan migrants face in Beijing. In Qiang, English, Chinese; English subtitles. 77 min.

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