Last Train Home documents how, every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as a tidal wave of migrant workers return home by train for the Chinese New Year
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More detail: Lixin Fan's extraordinary and visually stunning film, showing in the True Stories strand, charts one family's involvement in the world's largest planned mass migration.
Every year in the days leading up to the Chinese New Year, the train and bus stations of China's booming cities are besieged by millions of migrant workers seeking to return to the villages and families they left behind in search of a better life.
One such family are Suquin Chen and Changhua Zhang, who left their village 16 years ago, consoled by the knowledge that their wages would offer their children a better life. But their daughter Qin, feeling abandoned, has quit school and herself become