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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)
9 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nanfu Wang ... Herself
Zaodi Wang Zaodi Wang ... Herself
Zhimei Wang Zhimei Wang ... Himself
Tunde Wang Tunde Wang ... Himself
Xianwen Liu Xianwen Liu ... Himself
Huaru Yuan Huaru Yuan ... Herself
Shuqin Jiang Shuqin Jiang ... Herself
Peng Wang Peng Wang ... Himself
Zhihao Wang Zhihao Wang ... Himself
Shihua Wang Shihua Wang ... Himself
Guijiao Wang Guijiao Wang ... Herself
Yueneng Duan Yueneng Duan ... Himself
Meilin Duan Meilin Duan ... Herself
Brian Stuy Brian Stuy ... Himself
Longlan Stuy Longlan Stuy ... Herself (as Long Lan Stuy)
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Storyline

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

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:

$271,841
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Chicago Media Project See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Nanfu Wang: I was born in China in 1985, a time when China's population crisis was making headlines around the world.
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Touched deeply
11 November 2019 | by yettaranSee all my reviews

Rough shots and nak*d history bring me back to the dark time.


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