4:15PM Thursday, 15 August, 2019 NZST  at  Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin
One Child Nation

Taking home the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang's One Child Nation is a powerful investigative work. Taking a frank and occasionally explicit look at the wide-reaching consequences of China's one-child policy, their documentary pulls back the curtain on the policy's true cost. - Kailey Carruthers

"Using a remarkable personal lens, the film examines the reverberations of propaganda on broken families across multiple generations. The cumulative effect creates the sense that its destructive effects continue to be felt well beyond China's borders. As a brilliant combination of cultural reporting and interpersonal reckoning, One Child Nation manages to encapsulate decades of underreported events within a palatable narrative accessible even to viewers with no prior understanding of the policy's history. Lacing the edit with images of posters and music designed to reinforce the country's repressive standards for family life, Wang reveals the intricate system that caused her and so many others to accept these restrictions throughout their youth and into early adulthood." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire

USA 2019
Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
In English and Mandarin, with English subtitles
85 minutes/M offensive language & content that may disturb