last train home

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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Documentary Awards Season – A Response

POV’s Series Producer Yance Ford responds to Tom Roston’s assertion that most of the nominees for the best documentary feature in the International Documentary Assocation, Gotham Awards and Cinema Eye Honors lists are obscure titles that haven’t received much in the way of “critical attention.” What do The Village Voice, The New York Times, Filmmaker

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Cinema Eye Honors Announces 2011 Nominees

The 2011 Cinema Eye Honors nominees were just announced last week, and we’re thrilled to find that a few POV films are on the list. Lixin Fan‘s Last Train Home, which will be broacast on POV in 2011, has been nominated for seven awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, Direction, Production, Cinematography, Editing,

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Weekly Roundup: True False Fest Kicks Off, Whistle Blowers Speak Out and Roger Ebert’s (New) Voice

The True False Film Festival got underway in Columbia, Missouri yesterday and continues over this weekend. POV’s own Yance Ford is there and will be tweeting about the screenings she’s attending. Over 40 documentary films are being featured, including Laura Poitras‘s The Oath and Lixin Fan‘s Last Train Home, which will be featured on POV

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