On Screen: Nowhere To Call Home

Audio Network is excited to share that our music can be heard in the documentary, Nowhere To Call Home: A Tibetan In Beijing

The film, written and directed by Jocelyn Ford, provides a rare glimpse into the world of a Tibetan farmer, torn between her traditional way of life and her desire for her son to have a better future in the city.

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Widowed at 28, Tibetan farmer Zanta defies her tyrannical father-in-law and refuses to marry his only surviving son, who is in prison for armed robbery. When Zanta’s in-laws won’t let her seven-year-old go to school, she flees to Beijing to become a street vendor.

Destitute, and embattled by ethnic discrimination she inveigles a foreign customer into helping pay her boy’s school fees. When the three travel back to Zanta’s village for the New Year holiday, Zanta’s father-in-law takes her son hostage.

The unwitting American journalist faces a tough decision: does she intervene in the violent family dispute, or watch in silence as Zanta and Yang Qing face abuses typically borne by Tibetan widows and their children.

"I used mostly Audio Network music in the doc. Indeed, I have yet to find another music library with offerings that suit my taste and this film...so lucky I was introduced to Audio Network!" - Jocelyn Ford Writer/Director, Nowhere To Call Home
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