Lixin Fan (shown below) also worked on the award-winning documentary Up the Yangtze, which gave us yet another unpleasant slice of the Chinese pie. That 2008 film dealt with a different set of migrant workers and the population rendered homeless by the Three Gorges Dam, and Mr.Fan -- a documentarian with a clear and focused agenda -- is back again taking another look at Chinese social issues.
Last Train Home, from Zeitgeist Films, begins its theatrical run this Friday, September 3, at the IFC Center in New York City. For a foreign-language documentary, the film is receiving, deservedly, a surprisingly wide release. You can find the other playdates, cities and theatrical venues here.