Lixin Fan is a film director and journalist. His debut feature documentary Last Train Home deals with the world’s largest human migration by millions of factory workers every year during the Chinese New Year. Last Train Home won the 2009 Joris Ivens Award, was selected in the world documentary competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and won top prizes at RIDM (Montreal) and the Whistler International Film Festival. In 2006, Lixin worked as associate producer and soundman on the acclaimed feature documentary Up the Yangtze, a film about the world’s largest hydroelectric project, the Three Gorges Dam. He began his career as a journalist in his native China, where he traveled the country for CCTV and experienced firsthand the inequality caused by China’s rapid economic expansion. This inspired him to become a documentary filmmaker with a focus on social issues.