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Last Train Home director Lixin Fan joins other filmmakers, film curators and writers in recommending their favorite documentaries about China. Read what they have to say about the films and filmmakers.
Granito: How To Nail A Dictator Feature Films
The extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice.
When the Mountains Tremble Feature Films
Filmed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemalan Army's repression against the Mayan indigenous people, this film describes the struggle of the largely Indian peasantry against a heritage of state and foreign oppression.
Last Train Home Feature Films
Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year. (90 minutes)
Biblioburro: The Donkey Library Feature Films
Luis Soriano brings books, via two donkeys, to the poor children of rural Colombia.
My Perestroika Feature Films
My Perestroika is an intimate look at the last generation of Soviet children searching for their places in today’s Moscow.
Nostalgia for the Light Trailer
In the Atacama Desert, earthly and celestial quests meld. Archaeologists dig for ancient civilizations, women search for their loved ones and astronomers scan the skies for new galaxies.