Feature Documentary Competition | 85 min | 2019


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About the Film

This documentary uncovers, with chilling honesty, the untold history of China's one-child policy and the generations who were forever shaped by this social experiment. Through revelations shared by journalists, officials, parents and activists, One Child Nation sheds light on the widespread enforcement of sterilization, child abandonment, and state-sponsored kidnappings. The film, which was awarded the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 35th Sundance Film Festival, carries interviews with both victims and instigators, disrupting decades of silence on a practice that destroyed countless lives through propaganda, brainwash and terrorization.

Film Info

Section Feature Documentary Competition
Year 2019
Length 85 min
Language English, Mandarin Chinese with subtitles in English and Arabic
Country China, United States

Film Credits

Director Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
Cinematography Nanfu Wang, Yuanchen Liu
Music Nathan Halpern, Chris Ruggiero
Editing Nanfu Wang
Producer Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang, Julie Goldman, Christoph Jörg, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn
Production Company Next Generation
Sound Design
Sound Ron Bochar, Michael Shade, Sara Stern, Philip Stockton, Allan Zaleski

Film Contacts

Directed by: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang