Previously at the ICA - Films
29 Aug 2017
This screening will be introduced by Dr Luke Robinson, University of Sussex
The Ta’ang, a Burmese ethnic minority, are caught between a civil war and the Chinese border. Since early 2015, heavy fighting have forced thousands of children, women and older people on an exodus across the border into China. These refugees have been surviving on the meagre food supplies they brought with them, gifts from civil society groups, or food bought from local Chinese merchants with whatever cash they still have.
This new documentary from acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing (West of Tracks, Three Sisters) takes us into the refugee camps on the Chinese border to follow daily lives of refugees who hope they will return home one day.
Ta'ang, dir. Wang Bing, Hong Kong/France 2016, 147 minutes
Crossings: Stories of Migration is an ICA-led UK-wide film and events programme supported by the BFI using National Lottery funding and in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and the School of Film & Television, Falmouth University