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One working-class family opens viewers' eyes to the dark side of Chinese prosperity: the hardships suffered by the nation's 130 million internal migrants from the countryside to the cities.
Unforgettable scenes from the Zhang family’s annual visit home for the New Year—when they join a mob that stands waiting five days at the train station, and when their celebratory feast erupts into profanity when sulky teenage daughter Qin, the bright hope of the family, announces that she has dropped out of school to take low-paying work like her parents—reveal Chinese society’s harsh tradeoffs between family and work. Warning: brief profanity.
8 and up