PBS streaming 'Last Train Home', the best documentary about Spring Festival, for free until Feb 11

By James Griffiths, January 29, 2014

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PBS is streaming one of the best Chinese documentaries ever made and the best film about Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), 'Last Train Home', for free on its website until February 11.

You need to be based in the US (either physically or via VPN) for it to work. (It's also *cough* available on YouTube) Here's a description of the film from Amazon

Last Train Home follows a Chinese Family as they leave their daughter and family to look for work in more industrialized areas. They leave the country side and begin working in a cheap clothing factory. The film spans over two years observing the familys struggles for money as they attempt to keep their relationships intact.

[Via: Beijing Cream]

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