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The Lives of Others: NOWHERE TO CALL HOME

Dir: Jocelyn Ford
China / United States / 2014 / 76mins

Part of our The Lives of Others Season, bringing you tales from the four corners of the earth.

"This story breaks all the rules and upends popular perceptions of Tibetans and journalists alike. Deeply moving, ethically challenging and utterly compelling." - Jonathan Watts, The Guardian

Zanta, a farmer’s widow in Tibet defies her father-in-law by refusing to marry his other son, suffering great prejudice and exclusion. Fleeing the village and her family, Zanta crosses the border into China, ending up in the slums of Beijing, working as a street vendor. Destitute and exhausted by the constant battle against anti-Tibetan sentiment, she tries to give her son to a customer—an American journalist.  On a holiday trip back to Zanta’s village, the unwitting foreigner must decide whether to step into the family dispute or watch as Zanta suffers the abuse traditionally faced by Tibetan widows.  

Zanta’s gripping story of determination in the face of disaster puts a human face on the political strife that fractures both China and Tibet. 

Ticket holders for the Friday 4 November, 18:30 screening are invited to a complimentary drinks reception following the film.

Click here for more info and screenings in our The Lives of Others season.

In partnership with the Royal Anthropological Institute and the RAI Film Festival

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 4 Nov 2016 - Wed 23 Nov 2016
Price: £9 (£7 concessions) / £5 OFF PEAK
There are currently no screenings of this film.

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