"Nowhere to Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing" -- directed by Jocelyn Ford -- documentary movie
Lecture & discussion with Jocelyn Ford (Journalist and filmmaker based in Beijing, China ) (see also the bio below)
NOWHERE TO CALL HOME 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 in Tibet, this story puts a human face on the strife that fractures China and Tibet, as well as the impact of economic development on a rural Tibetan community. This documentary is the first film to address gender inequality in Tibet, where the word for woman translates as "inferior birth." Premiering at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2014, Nowhere To Call Home has been seen worldwide including in China, where it has been shown at Xinhua News Agency and leading universities and high schools. In the Q&A Director Jocelyn Ford will discuss the reaction among different generations in China, and its implications for changing attitudes toward social inequality among Centennials.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 5.30pm Location: Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library (main campus, UNC-Chapel Hill) Free parking available at Cobb deck after 5.00pm
Beijing-based award-winning radio correspondent and filmmaker Jocelyn Ford has been a journalist in Asia for over 35-years, including 18 in China. For over a decade, Jocelyn was bureau chief for U.S public radio's Marketplace, opening news bureaus for the national business show first in Tokyo, later in Beijing.
Jocelyn has been a pioneer in pushing for media freedom in East Asia, and amplifying voices of marginalized groups. In Japan, she was the first foreigner for Kyodo News in the prime minister's press corps. There, her reporting on the WWII “comfort women” was a catalyst for the Japanese government to acknowledge a role in WWII forced prostitution.
In 2001 Jocelyn relocated to China, where she became the first foreigner to co-host China Radio International’s first live news show.
Her groundbreaking documentary NOWHERE TO CALL HOME: A TIBETAN IN BEIJING has been translated into 11 languages. It premiered in the U.S. at the Museum of Modern Art in 2014, and went on to win acclaim worldwide, including in China. Following successful screenings at Xinhua News Agency, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and universities and high schools in China, Jocelyn started developing a multimedia cultural diversity curriculum for high school students planning to study overseas.