One Child Nation
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One Child Nation

Thu
16
Thu Jan 16 2:30 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
75 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 18+
85 Mins
January
Thu Jan 16

Winner · Documentary Grand Jury Prize · Sundance Film Festival

“A brilliant combination of cultural reporting and interpersonal reckoning.” 
– IndieWire

By restricting all couples to one child, China’s One-Child Policy was implemented in 1979 to help a quickly expanding Chinese population grow within its means. Abolished in 2015, the mindset behind the policy lingers on culturally in the minds of its citizens – and hides widespread secrets. Co-director Nanfu Wang, born in 1981 and growing up in the newly minted one-child policy era, is now a new mother herself – and interested in finding out more about the flow-on effects of such a significant piece of China’s policy. She uncovers extraordinary stories, interviewing both victims and executors of the policy – and digs deeper to find links to widespread corruption and troubling secrets. Abortions. Forced sterilisations. A generation of children adopted to international families.

Co-directors Jialing Zhang and Nanfu Wang examine not only the outcomes of the policy but also the greater gender imbalance in the People’s Republic of China. Arguably one of the bravest, ground-breaking documentaries of this year’s festival circuit, One Child Nation is a timely and important documentary about the consequences behind all government actions.

In Chinese with English subtitles
January
Thu Jan 16

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450