Jocelyn Ford, 'Nowhere to Call Home: Tibetan in Beijing'

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November 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Department of History
Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
(919) 962-3765
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

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 in Tibet, this story puts a human face on the strife that fractures China and Tibet, as well as the impact of economic development on a rural Tibetan community.

This documentary is the first film to address gender inequality in Tibet, where the word for woman translates as “inferior birth.” Premiering at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2014, Nowhere To Call Home has been seen worldwide including in China, where it has been shown at Xinhua News Agency and leading universities and high schools. In the Q&A director Jocelyn Ford will discuss the reaction among different generations in China, and its implications for changing attitudes toward social inequality among centennials.

This screening and discussion with filmmaker Ford is part of the Krasno Event Series.

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