*SOLD OUT* Nowhere To Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing

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Nowhere to Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing, a new film by Jocelyn Ford provides a rare glimpse into the world of a Tibetan farmer, torn between her traditional way of life and her desire for her son to have a better future in the city. Shot in the slums of Beijing and a remote village near the epicenter of Tibetan self-immolations, this gripping story of a woman determined to beat the odds puts a human face on the political strife that fractures China and Tibet. Along the way, it challenges common Western stereotypes about Tibetans, and reveals a dark side of village life, where, as the saying goes, "women aren't worth a penny." Join Asia Society Northern California and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) for an evening with the Beijing-based award-winning public radio journalist and film auteur, Jocelyn Ford, as she speaks about her work and fields questions from the audience. 

Q&A Moderator

Wei Yang, Assistant Professor at the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of San Francisco. Dr. Yang writes and teaches broadly on Chinese and Asian cinema in a global context, with special interests in film genre, spatiality, transnational film theory, and the intersection between film and literature.

The film's trailer can be viewed below:

Nowhere To Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing (trailer) from TripodMedia on Vimeo.


Program Agenda:

6:30 - 7:00 pm: Registration
7:00 - 7:15 pm: Intro with Director Jocelyn Ford
7:15 - 8:45 pm: Film screening 
8:45 - 9:15 pm: Q&A with Director Jocelyn Ford

Promotional Co-sponsors: Asian American Alumni Club of Princeton; Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley; Institute for East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Event Details

Thu 30 Apr 2015
7 - 9:15 p.m.
Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 9th Street #250, San Francisco, CA 94103
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$10 Asia Society Northern California/CAAM Members and Students / $15 Non-members
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