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From Somewhere to Nowhere [electronic resource]: China's Internal Migrant Workers

Nour Productions
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
High-density population centers of enormous size are springing up in China with dizzying speed, and with them comes an increased demand for migrant workers in construction, manufacturing, and mining. Through still images by Andreas Seibert and documentary footage by Villi Hermann, this program travels throughout China to vividly capture the experiences of these mingong, tens of millions on the move from the countryside to the cities in the too-often misplaced hope of building a better life for themselves and their families. An intriguing angle on urbanization fueled by explosive economic growth-and a moving composite portrait of laborers who typically toil in obscurity.
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Run Time
86 min.
Portions with English subtitles
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 01, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
China's Internal Migrant Workers
  • China's Migrant Workers (2:53)
  • Migrant Workers: Hard Labor (4:46)
  • Migrant Workers/Split Families (4:41)
  • Train Rides (5:09)
  • Workers Travel Home (5:07)
  • Agrarian Reform in China (4:34)
  • Changes in Family Village (2:43)
  • Dangers for Migrant Workers (2:06)
  • Inner Mongolia (3:01)
  • Worker Families (4:04)
  • Town Life in Mongolia (4:28)
  • In Search of an Ancient Dynasty (2:37)
  • Private Disaster (1:41)
  • Coal Mining in China (6:28)
  • Photographs of Miners and Workers (4:56)
  • Miners as Migrant Workers (2:13)
  • Chinese Migrant Workers: Homelessness (4:24)
  • Widow's Challenges (4:25)
  • Chinese Funeral and Burial (6:52)
  • Chinese Migrants: Hopelessness (5:24)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
Publisher no.
41367 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (86 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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