China’s One Child Policy was introduced in 1979 to limit population growth and further the nation’s economic development. The policy was strictly enforced and is estimated to have prevented 400 million births. After having her first child, director Nanfu Wang (HOOLIGAN SPARROW, BIFF 2016) decides to look into her own family’s experiences with the policy. ONE CHILD NATION is full of shocking stories from journalists, parents and activists which create a dark but nuanced image of the policy’s immediate and long-term consequences.
Born in China
USA / 2019/ 1 t. 25 min.
Jiaoming Pang, Brian Stuy, Longlan Stuy, Peng Wang
Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
Nanfu Wang, Yuanchen Liu
Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang, Julie Goldman, Christoph Jörg, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn
Birth control – Chinese style