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'Economist' Film Project to debut April 28 on 'PBS NewsHour'

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New York—The Economist Film Project, a series of documentaries examining the same international issues the Economist reports on, announced its initial slate of four films. The films include “Last Train Home,” a documentary about the annual migration of city workers returning to their home villages for the Chinese New Year.

Excerpts from this and the other three films will be shown during special segments airing on the “PBS NewsHour” beginning April 28.

The Economist initially announced the film project in December, and more than 600 films were submitted. Once films are selected, a producer from “PBS NewsHour” works with each director to create short six-to-eight-minute excerpts, which become the focus of a story on the news program.

The edited segments will also be available at the Economist Film Project website, http://www.film.economist.com.

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