One Child Nation

Director: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang 2019 85 Minutes Ages 18+
One Child Nation Mon 07 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:00am 85mins New Farm Six Cinemas
One Child Nation Sun 13 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 01:15pm 85mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo

Directors Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang fearlessly peel back the layers of China’s former One Child policy to unearth its tightly held secrets.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, this documentary illustrates the widespread effects of the policy in China and across the world. Wang’s personal story lends the film emotional authenticity through her experience of growing up under the One Child laws and, now living in the United States, having recently become a mother herself. Her investigations and interviews with those who enacted the policy reveal the traumatic and chilling truths of an unprecedented attempt to control a nation’s population.


Classification:Ages 18+
Country:USA and China
Language:English and Mandarin, with English subtitles
Director:Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
Producer:Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang, Julie Goldman, Christopher Jörg, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn
Program strand:Documentaries