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"Nowhere to Call Home" Screening by Asia Society of NorCal

The Asia Society Northern California presents a film screening of "Nowhere to Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing." Q&A with director Jocelyn Ford to follow.

   

Film Screening and Q&A with director Jocelyn Ford

April 30th, 2015, 7 pm

145 9th Street, San Francisco 94117 

Directed by Jocelyn Ford, the film provides a rare glimpse into the world of a Tibetan villager, torn between her traditional way of life and her desire for her son to have a better future in the city. Shot in the slums of Beijing and a remote village near the epicenter of recent Tibetan protests, this gripping story of a woman determined to beat the odds puts a human face on the political strife that fractures China and Tibet. Along the way, it challenges common Western stereotypes about Tibet, and reveals a dark side of village life, where, as the saying goes, "women aren't worth a penny,” while adding fresh insights into the harsh discrimination faced by Tibetan migrant workers. Jocelyn Ford, the director, will be on site to answer any questions.

A more complete description and details regarding the event are included below and in the attached flyer. Please check our website for the most updated information on the program.

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