Co-director Nanfu Wang discusses One Child Nation with Yaqiu Wang, China Researcher, Human Rights Watch, and Minky Worden, Director of Global Initiatives, Human Rights Watch, at Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2019 at Film at Lincoln Center.
From Academy Award-nominated documentarian Nanfu Wang, Hooligan Sparrow (HRWFF, 2017) and Jialing Zhang, One Child Nation explores China’s One Child Policy, which made it illegal in most circumstances for couples to have more than one child. Nanfu digs fearlessly into her own life, using her experience as a new mother and first-hand accounts of her family members, along with archival propaganda material and testimony from victims and law-enforcers alike, composing a revelatory record of China’s drastic approach to population-control. The severe law that led to forced sterilizations and abortions, abandoned newborns, and government abductions may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the impact of its enforcement is only just beginning. US Grand Jury Prize: Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2019; Grand Jury Award, Full Frame 2019.
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