One Child Nation

United StatesChina, 2019, 85 min, Colour

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 (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.



Nanfu WangJialing Zhang


Christopher Jörg,Julie Goldman,Carolyn Hepburn,Jialing ZhangNanfu Wang


Yuanchen LiuNanfu Wang


Nanfu Wang


Nathan HalpernChris Ruggiero


Nanfu Wang is the Emmy Award®-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker of Hooligan Sparrow and I Am Another You, which won a SXSW Special Jury Award for Excellence in Documentary Storytelling. Jialing Zhang co-directed and edited the documentary Complicit, which premiered at the 2017 Human Rights Watch Film Festival.


United States, 2019, Sundance, Grand Jury Prize

Sundance, United States 2019 - Grand Jury Prize

United States, 2019, Full Frame, Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award

Full Frame, United States 2019 - Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award

Belgium, 2019, DocVille, Winner Jury Award

DocVille, Belgium 2019 - Winner Jury Award

Denmark, 2019, CPH:DOX,

CPH:DOX, Denmark 2019 -

United Kingdom, 2019, Sheffield Doc/Fest, TIM HETHERINGTON AWARD

Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom 2019 - TIM HETHERINGTON AWARD


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