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POV Viewers Get Last Word on ‘Last Train Home’ and the Impact of Rapid Economic Development in China

Each Friday, we share a selection of comments relating to the week’s documentary broadcast. This week, viewers watched Last Train Home, a heart-stopping journey with the Zhangs, a couple who left infant children behind for factory jobs 16 years ago, hoping their wages would lift their children to a better life.

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‘Up the Yangtze’ Premieres in New York

Up the Yangtze, a new documentary about the impact of the Three Gorges Dam project in China by Canadian filmmaker Yung Chang, opens in New York City at the IFC Center tomorrow. The film has won numerous awards on the festival circuit and received much critical acclaim for its moving and powerful portrayal of contemporary

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The 2008 Full Frame Festival Begins!

Yance Ford is in Durham, North Carolina this weekend, where she’s blogging from the 2008 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The 2008 Full Frame Film Festival got off to an enthusiastic start in Durham last night. Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, addressed the crowd at Fletcher Hall. She spoke about the

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