“Please take my son and give him an education”.
This desperate plea by a widowed young mother from Tibet who had fled from her village to Beijing, China in an effort to make enough money as a street peddler of Tibetan jewelry to educate her son was a real life experience of journalist and filmmaker, Jocelyn Ford. It became the motivation for her powerful documentary, Nowhere To Call Home.
The young boy is now a high school student in the United States, his mother lives in Beijing.
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Ms Ford is an Honorary Professor, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecom. An award winning journalist and filmmaker, she has spent 40 years in Asia doggedly pursuing under-reported stories.