Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Join us for a screening of Last Train Home

Join us for a screening of Last Train Home

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On Thursday, March 6, 6:00 p.m., the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University will screen Point Of View’s Last Train Home (90 minutes) at the Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (450 East Thach Avenue). The screening is free and open to the public.

Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year in the world’s largest human migration. Last Train Home takes viewers on a heart-stopping journey with the Zhangs, a couple who left infant children behind for factory jobs 16 years ago, hoping their wages would lift their children to a better life. They return to a family growing distant and a daughter longing to leave school for unskilled work. As the Zhangs navigate their new world, Last Train Home paints a rich, human portrait of China’s rush to economic development.

A reception and discussion led by Dr. Arianne Gaetano, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, will follow the program. Dr. Gaetano is a Co-Director of Auburn Abroad in China and contributor to the Asian Studies Minor curriculum.

PBS’s POV is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. The screening is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Last Updated: November 01, 2016