One Child Nation
Part of the series MoMA Contenders 2019

One Child Nation, with director Nanfu Wang

Thursday Dec 5, 2019 7:30 PM

For three and a half decades, China’s one-child policy was the rule of the land, enforced through propaganda, severe penalty, forced sterilization, and abortion. An untold number of women were forced against their will to undergo procedures. Countless babies, mostly girls, were abandoned, trafficked—some died and others adopted by families overseas. Directors Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang investigate this dark chapter in the nation’s history, interviewing individuals with varying degrees of complicity and uncovering chilling stories. What emerges is an ingeniously crafted and complex portrait of a traumatized nation.

One Child Nation. 2019. USA. Directed by Nanfu Wang. Mandarin with English subtitles. 88 min.

Q&A with director Nanfu Wang to follow.

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MoMA Contenders 2019 is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, Senior Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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