30.09. - 09.10.2021

One Child Nation China, USA 2019 | 85 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Nanfu Wang

NANFU WANG (*1985) works as a film director in New York and has won numerous prizes for her work. Their first joint project One Child Nation won the documentary award at Sundance.

Jialing Zhang

JIALING ZHANG lives and works as a producer and director in in Peking and Massachusetts. Their first joint project One Child Nation won the documentary award at Sundance.

rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Population planning and the consequences: a disturbing journey into the Chinese past and present. China’s so-called »one child policy« has officially been relaxed, but the effects are still part of present-day Chinese reality. Director Wang Nanfu – herself a young mother – sets out on a journey into her own past and origins. She collects stories of forced sterilisation and abandoned children, state child removal and the traumas such experiences bring with them. In her film we hear from both victims and those responsible for carrying out these officially sanctioned »bio-policies« and it becomes clear that consequences for the ratio of the sexes in Chinese society are still widely felt today.

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Original title: One Child Nation
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Mandarin, English
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
Producer: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang, Julie Goldman, Christoph Jörg, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn
Director of Photography: Nanfu Wang, Yuanchen Liu
Music: Nathan Halpern, Chris Ruggiero
Production Design:
Editor: Nanfu Wang
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Christiane Hinz, Jutta Krug (WDR)
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Dogwoof Global
Production: Next Generation Production; ITVS; Motto Pictures; Pumpernickel Films; WDR
Contact: Luke Brawley, Dogwoof Global:


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