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Screening of 'Nowhere to Call Home' and Q&A with director Jocelyn Ford

ThinkChina is proud to invite you to a screening of the documentary movie 'Nowhere to Call Home' followed by a Q & A session with the director Jocelyn Ford.


The news headlines about China paint a dire picture of the state of civil society and the state of social activism in the PRC. Yet there are signs of a rise of social awareness among privileged Chinese youth, especially among those with international exposure. Cosmopolitan teens who are better-traveled than any previous generation, have grown up with greater access to information, and identify more with urban youth half-way around the world than their contemporaries in rural China, are emerging as a source of idealism and social awareness that has thus far garnered too little attention.

In this multimedia presentation based on her activities as a journalist, filmmaker and educator, Jocelyn Ford will provide a rarely heard analysis informed by her 17 years in Beijing, along with suggestions for engaging the next generation on social justice issues. Her presentation will draw on reactions at over 50 screenings of her groundbreaking documentary NOWHERE TO CALL HOME about a Tibetan street vendor in Beijing who confronts ethnic and gender discrimination, as well as her diversity sensitivity workshops at secondary schools across China and her involvement in a national investigative reporting competition for high school students - all activities that could not have taken place when she arrived in Beijing in 2001. 

Jocelyn Ford - Short bio

Director Jocelyn Ford, is Beijing-based journalist, filmmaker and educator.

During her 35 years in East Asia Jocelyn became the first foreigner in the Japanese prime minister’s press corps, and for over a decade served as bureau chief for U.S. public radio business show Marketplace in Tokyo and Beijing.

Her debut documentary Nowhere To Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing,premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has been broadcast across Europe on the tv channel Arte. Translated into 11 languages, in China, Nowhere to Call Home has been screened over 50 times.

Practical information

The movie screening will take place on Monday October 30 from 13:00 - 16:00 at room 27.0.17 University of Copenhagen South Campus, Karen Blixens Plads 8.

Please refer to this map to find your way.

The lecture is free for all to attend, but please signup through this link

For questions please email coordinator Casper Wichmann or phone him on +45 51 30 25 27.