Dir. Lixin Fan (2009).
An intimate portrait of an unfathomable immensity, Lixin Fan’s prize-winning doc focuses on a single family caught up in the world’s largest mass migration—the annual journey made by 130 million Chinese workers to their homes in the nation’s rural outback. Calculating the human cost of the Chinese miracle, Fan maps a family tragedy presumably multi-pliable by millions.
Sun., Feb. 20, 4:30 p.m., 2011