This paper is based on the documentary film – Last Train Home (2011, 88 minutes). This film follows the journey of Zhang family, a family of three among the 130 million migrant workers in China, who travelled back to their hometown every winter during the spring festival.
"Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as an astonishing 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday. This mass exodus is the largest human migration on the planet, an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verite, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan… travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, Last Train Home’s intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China’s ascendance as an economic superpower." — Container
In order to fulfill the requirement for this assignment, you MUST 1) watch the film first, 2) then summarize the story (please do not copy and paste from online. It’s called plagiarism. There are plenty of film summaries and commentaries about this film online. And it’s very easy for me to check.), 3) discuss what you finds interesting, 4) compare the film with want you learned from the text you read on migrant workers and rural-urban migration in China and films you watched, discussed what are the common themes.
The paper should be at least 400 words long, and please answer these questions in a ‘Question & Answer’ format, and be specific as much as possible.