One Child Nation

USA | NR | 85 min | English, Mandarin
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Showings

State Theatre -Screen 4 Sun, May 12 1:15 PM
Emagine Royal Oak - Aud 6 Fri, May 17 7:15 PM
Event Info
Film Section:US Documentary
Category:Documentary
Thought-Provoking
Women Filmmakers
Ann Arbor
Royal Oak
Emagine
Angell
Sponsored By:U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies
Jamie & Cheryl Buhr
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Run Time (in minutes):85
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
China
Language:English
Mandarin
Subtitles:with English subtitles
Previous Festivals:Sundance 2019
Tribeca 2019
True/False
Hong Kong IFF
HotDocs
Festival Awards:Grand Jury Prize Winner U.S. Documentary (Sundance Film Festival 2019)
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Nanfu Wang
Jialing Zhang
Social
Website:https://www.onechildnation.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/OneChildNation/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/onechildnation?lang=en

Description

China’s One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its brutal enforcement is only just beginning. From award-winning documentarian Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow, I Am Another You) and Jialing Zhang, the sweeping One Child Nation explores the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment, uncovering one shocking human rights violation after another - from abandoned newborns, to forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions. Wang digs fearlessly into her own personal life, weaving her experience as a new mother and the firsthand accounts of her family members into archival propaganda material and testimony from victims and perpetrators alike, yielding a revelatory and essential record of this chilling, unprecedented moment in human civilization.