ONE CHILD NATION

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Fri, Aug 30 12:00 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Fri, Aug 30 4:30 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Sat, Aug 31 12:00 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Sat, Aug 31 4:30 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Sun, Sep 1 12:00 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Sun, Sep 1 4:30 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Mon, Sep 2 12:00 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Mon, Sep 2 4:30 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Tue, Sep 3 2:00 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Tue, Sep 3 6:30 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Wed, Sep 4 2:00 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 3 Thu, Sep 5 2:00 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 3 Thu, Sep 5 6:30 PM

Description

ONE CHILD NATION

One Child Nation is a stunning, nuanced indictment of China’s One Child Policy, and the mindset that prioritizes national agenda over human life. Emmy-nominated filmmaker Nanfu Wang’s stunning film serves as a first-of-its-kind oral history of this collective tragedy as China begins to erase the horrors of its “population war” from public record.


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 weaves her experience as a new mother and the firsthand accounts of her family members, with archival propaganda material and testimony from victims and perpetrators alike, yielding a revelatory and essential record of this chilling, unprecedented moment in human civilization. (USA, 2019, 85 Mins, R, English & Mandarin | Dir. Nanfu Wang)