Monday, January 12th Exclusive SFCC Film Screening + Filmmaker Q&A: “Nowhere to Call Home”

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Date(s) - Monday, January 12 2015
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Exclusive Screening of Nowhere to Call Home, followed by Q&A with filmmaker

Jocelyn Ford

Monday, January 12th
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Film starts 7:00 p.m. (runtime 83 min); Q&A begins 8:30 p.m.

Both FCC members and non-members are welcome.

During three years of filming, director Jocelyn Ford overcame restrictions on access to Tibetan communities to shine light on the complex choices facing Tibetan farmers living in contemporary China. The film Nowhere To Call Home tells the powerful story of Zanta, a Tibetan woman who moved to Beijing against the wishes of her authoritarian in-laws so that her young son could get an education. The film lends new insights into China’s social fragility, and has been invited to screen at Xinhua News Agency and various Chinese universities to critical acclaim by both Tibetans and Han Chinese in the PRC. A leading anthropologist described the film as “very important for inspiring our imagination on modern China’s transformation.” Q&A with filmmaker to follow.

Venue in Puxi To Be Determined
FCC members: 50 rmb / non-FCC members 150 rmb.

Speaker Bio: Director Jocelyn Ford is the former Beijing and Tokyo bureau chief for the U.S. public radio show Marketplace, and has been based in East Asia for three decades. Ford’s groundbreaking reporting on “comfort women” in the 1990s was a catalyst for raising awareness about World War II abuses of women by Japan’s military.

For a film synopsis, reviews (The New York Times, Forbes, PBS) and more, visit

“This story breaks all the rules and upends popular perceptions of Tibetans and journalists alike.”

–Jonathan Watts, The Guardian


This event is fully booked.

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