One Child Nation

(One Child Nation)

China's one child policy has left scars that did not heal even after it was abolished in 2015. Almost every Chinese family carries them, and some of them go far beyond the country's borders.

The year 1979, when China proclaimed its one-child policy in response to the population crisis, marks a watershed deep in the soul of the nation. The repressive implementation of the law went hand in hand with forced abortions, sterilisations and scenes from the streets where abandoned newborns were left to die. Director and new mother Nanfu Wang, herself born at a time when the one-child policy was strictly enforced, approached the material extremely personally. She begins with her own memories, which lead her to interview her closest family members. The induced reminiscences, however, soon expose the burning wounds that permeate all of society and extend beyond China itself. Instead of revelations from the past, backed up by testimonies and archival materials, it grows into a polyphonic account of an ever-present generational trauma.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
China, USA
2019 | 85 min.

Language: English, Mandarin (Chinese)

Subtitles: English

Director

Nanfu Wang

Filmography
2019 - One Child Nation
2018 - Out of Many, One
2017 - I Am Another You
2016 - Hooligan Sparrow

Nanfu Wang

Jialing Zhang

Jialing Zhang

Screenings

08. 03. 20:30 Lucerna - Large Hall
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09. 03. 15:30 Svetozor - Large Hall
English Audio Description
DiscussionLori Cheatle, Nanfu Wang, director
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14. 03. 18:00 Atlas - Small Hall
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