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Ped Mall -The Screening Room
Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 7:45 PM
After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold story of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.
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General Admission Adult Evening - $9.00
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50

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"A startling account of collective trauma." - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

"A brilliant combination of cultural reporting and interpersonal reckoning." - David Ehrlich, Indiewire

"The word 'important' and all its synonyms are overused when describing any film with social and political themes, but One Child Nation truly merits all the adjectives." - Musanna Ahmed, Film Inquiry

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 the 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 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.

Series Info
Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Runtime:85 minutes
Director:Nanfu Wang
Jialing Zhang
Year Released:2019
Production Country:USA
Mandarin with English subtitles