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“Interpreting Capitalism” Film Series: THE LAST TRAIN HOME

Date: Thu. February 13th, 2014, 1:00 pm-1:00 pm

407_none_06Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday: an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. In this award-winning film, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, Last Train Home sheds light on the human cost of China’s ascendance as an economic superpower. Introduced by Wendy Fu, CWRU Assistant Professor of History.

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