- 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.
- Critical Acclaim for 'Last Train Home' – Airs 9/27 on PBS
Read what critics have to say about the POV documentary 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.
- Doc Soup: 'Last Train Home' and Finding Ways to Empathize with the Zhang Family
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston asks whether its possible for most Americans to get inside the heads of the Zhangs, the Chinese migrant worker family at the center of the documentary Last Train Home.
- Next on POV: 'Last Train Home'
POV's 24th season on PBS continues Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, with the U.S. broadcast premiere of Last Train Home, a rich, human portrait of China's rush to economic development.
- Live Chat with PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan and 'China Blue' Filmmaker About Working Conditions in Chinese Factories
Chat live with PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan about the documentary China Blue, which examines the brutal work conditions at blue jean factory in China. Chat starts at 11AM PT / 2PM ET on Friday, August 12, 2011.
- Catch a Sneak Peek of the Upcoming Season of POV!
Celebrating its 24th season on PBS in 2011, POV features the work of the best independent documentary filmmakers from America and around the world. This season, POV films examine such diverse topics as the last generation of children to grow up behind the “Iron Curtain” of the USSR, the lives of soldiers before, during and […]
- Lixin Fan Screens 'Last Train Home' in Wuhan, China
Last week, filmmaker Lixin Fan participated in the Sundance Institute's Film Forward China program screening his film "Last Train Home" and serving as an advisor for the Documentary Workshops with CNEX in Beijing.
- 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 […]
- 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, […]