Along the Railway

Along the Railway

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Auditorium (Room 101), Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 6511

Free and open to the public. All films have English subtitles.

Along The Railway
Directed by Du Haibin, 2001 (98 min)

It was winter of 2000 in Baoji City of Shanxi Province when this documentary was first shot. A group of waifs and strays are playing on the dump ground of the railway station. These new peripheral people of modern China come from all over the country. In the daytime, they wander in the city and in the evening they sleep along railways. To make a living, they glean and collect scraps or empty bottles to sell for a few bucks. Among them, Zhou Fu has drifted to Baoji City because he has lost his money and ID card; Li Xiaolong and Huo Hongchang escaped from a Detention Center for Street Kids; Xiao Yunnan had been maltreated by his former boss; Feng Xiang decided to run away from home because of a forced marriage imposed by his parents. They spend the first Chinese Lunar New Year in the new century as a big “family” reorganized along the railway.

China Documentary Film Series – Showcasing films from REC Foundation’s REEL CHINA Documentary Festival 2004

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