Last Train Home (2011)

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.

The link of the documentary:

‘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

IMPORTANT: Writer, please focus on the documentary [Last Train Home
(2012)] and the several PDF files [(a). Gao’s book, (b). Pun’s book,
(c). Yan’s book, (d). Zhang’s book, (e). Fong’s 2004 book and (f).
Fong’s 2011 book] which I provided, and please use them as the resource
references as well (which means that NO any outside source needed
besides the documentary and these PDF files, and {that is why I put 6
[the documentary and the readings] as the number of resources and
references.} Meanwhile, please follow the instruction and requirements
in the description column that this paper needs.