One Child Nation
- Original title
One Child Nation aka
- Running time
- 85 min.
- United States
Nathan Halpern, Chris Ruggiero
Nanfu Wang, Yuanchen Liu
Chicago Media Project. Distributor: Amazon Studios
Documentary | Childhood. Kidnapping Film / Disappearance. Poverty. Social Drama
- In order to expose rampant human-rights abuses, filmmaker Nanfu Wang fearlessly confronted Chinese government agents in her 2016 Sundance Film Festival documentary, Hooligan Sparrow. Her goal in One Child Nation is no less daunting: unmask the tightly held secrets of China’s one-child policy and, in so doing, free the voices of millions irreparably harmed by the practice. For Wang, now a first-time mother, investigating the policy of forcibly restricting family size spawns traumatic recollections from her own family’s recent past. These stories, in turn, unleash a dizzying number of revelations from journalists, officials, parents, and activists about the widespread enforcement of sterilization, child abandonment, and state-sponsored kidnappings.
: Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize - Documentary
: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Documentary
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director / Documentary
: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Documentary
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