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ONE CHILD NATION

Directed by Nanfu Wang, Lynn Zhang

USA, 2019, 1h 25min, DCP, In English and Mandarin with English Subtitles.

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Filmmaker Nanfu Wang (HOOLIGAN SPARROW) explores the effects of China’s decades-long one-child policy and how this affected millions of families over this long period as parents unwittingly became hunted criminals and a semi-official black market for Chinese children was created.

REVIEWS

The film is a valuable record and a sober but frightening illustration of the dark side of this government-controlled experiment.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

As a brilliant combination of cultural reporting and interpersonal reckoning, ONE CHILD NATION manages to encapsulate decades of underreported events within a palatable narrative.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire

The harrowing yet comprehensive documentary ONE CHILD NATION seeks to comprehend a government order that was so impactful, yet normalized, by parents and officials alike.” – Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

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