ONE CHILD NATION


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Event:
ONE CHILD NATION
Date:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
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138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City, 84101

Directed by Nanfu Wang & Jialing Zhang
87 min | 2019 | USA | NR
Presented in English and Mandarin with English subtitles.

Post Film Q&A with the film’s director Jialing Zhang moderated by RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio.


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. Wang digs fearlessly into her own personal life, weaving her experience as a new mother and the firsthand accounts of her family members into archival propaganda material and testimony from victims and perpetrators alike, yielding a revelatory and essential record of this chilling, unprecedented moment in human civilization.

One Child Nation is a stunning, nuanced indictment of the mindset that prioritizes national agenda over human life, and serves as a first-of-its-kind oral history of this collective tragedy – bearing witness to the truth as China has already begun to erase the horrors of its “population war” from public record and memory.

Winner: Grand Jury Prize–2019 Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize–2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival


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