Posted: Jan 31, 2011 at 6:14 AM [Today]
Every year at Chinese New Year’s (also called the Spring Festival), 130 million Chinese migrant workers try to go home to see their families, their children, their homes. The difficulties of this mass migration are evident in the photos of the doughy man who stripped to his underwear in frustration last week when tickets to his hometown sold out instantly despite the fact that he was third in line and had spent the night at the railway station. The photos became an internet sensation in China, in no small part because of the gross indifference of the railway officer texting away and smoking a cigarette.
Maybe what he needed was a pair of Voltron boxer shorts: Form Blazing Sword!
The Train to my Home Town, a documentary film by Ai Xiaoming, reveals a darker side of Chinese New Year’s and will be shown by the University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies on Saturday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. in Auditorium A, Angell Hall, 435 S. State St., Ann Arbor.
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