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One Child Nation (2019)

Born in China (original title)
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After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

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Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang (as Zhang Lynn)
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Credited cast:
Jiaoming Pang Jiaoming Pang ... Himself
Brian Stuy Brian Stuy ... Himself
Longlan Stuy Longlan Stuy ... Herself
Peng Wang Peng Wang ... Himself
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First-time mother and filmmaker Nanfu Wang uncovers the untold history of China's One-Child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

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The Truth Beyond the Propaganda


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Rated R for some disturbing content/images, and brief language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Child Nation See more »

Filming Locations:

Jiangxi Province, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,523, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$270,128

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$270,128
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Chicago Media Project See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Hateful Sinophobic propaganda
18 August 2019 | by achan-93046See all my reviews

Having researched both sides of the issue, I can agree the one child policy had suffered from certain excesses that impinged on people's rights.

However, I completely disagree with the sensationalized nature of this "documentary" that frames the policy as a sinister plot for total control.

China versus India gives us the most illuminating case study.

Some 40 years ago, China curbed out of control population growth to avoid socioeconomic collapse. Today, China has lifted 800+ million people out of crushing poverty after a century and half of western invasions, wars, and destruction. It's people enjoy safe streets, full stomachs, clean drinking water, education, a growing economy, etc. Of course nothing is perfect and China has many problems to solve but this achievement is simply unprecedented in human history.

In contrast, India allowed out of control population growth and it is currently experiencing a socioeconomic crisis. Food and water shortages. Infrastructure is woefully underdeveloped. Much of the country lacks sanitation such proper toilets leading to the spread of disease.

The results speak for themselves.


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