One Child Nation

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 12:30 PM
River Park Church Auditorium

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One Child Nation


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 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.

One Child Nation is a stunning, nuanced indictment of the mindset that prioritizes national agenda over human life, and serves as a first-of-its-kind oral history of this collective tragedy - bearing witness to the truth as China has already begun to erase the horrors of its “population war” from public record and memory.

Film Information

Year: 2019
Length: 89 minutes

Cast & Credits

Director: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang

UN Sustainability Goals

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Guests

Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.

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