POV1988 | TV Show
This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)
Premiered: July 5, 1988
Season 24, Episode 13 Last Train Home
First Aired: September 27, 2011
"Last Train Home" tells the story of married Chinese migrant workers whose sacrifice on behalf of their children, whom they left with others in their home village, backfires during a New Year visit: their daughter is angry with them for abandoning her and her brother; and has decided to leave school in favor of a factory job in Huilong, the city where they work. The documentary chronicles the following year, culminating in a New Year holiday that proves to be even worse than the one prior.