One Child Nation (DCP)
Dir. Nanfu Wang & Jialing Zhang (2018); USA, 85m
Programmed by: Jenny Wechter
FRIDAY, November 15TH AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SATURDAY, November 16TH AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SUNDAY, November 17TH AT 3:00PM
Winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, One Child Nation is a harrowing and intimate documentary that investigates China’s “One Child” policy that was enacted from 1979 to 2015. Directors Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang expose the high costs of one of the most transformative and destructive family planning policies the world has ever seen. Wang makes the point that while some viewers may see the “One Child” policy as polar to laws restricting abortions implimented by the United States government; they are two sides of the same coin of partiarchal governments depriving women of autonomy over their bodies.
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