One Child Nation Reviews

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January 17, 2020
[Wang] doesn't spoon-feed the wider parallels or telegraph the emotional arcs. That leaves its only big issue, then: how drab this thing looks.
January 10, 2020
Wang spins the political out of the personal; preserving and presenting an atrocity with the hope that empathy might be the only way to move forward in this world.
January 6, 2020
This is a riveting, deeply personal documentary on an epic, and appalling, theme.
December 27, 2019
...[reminds] you of what it meant to live in a totalitarian society that regulated even the most intimate aspects of people's lives.
December 25, 2019
One Child Nation fulfills the quintessential purpose of the documentary, to examine and inform thoroughly and objectively, and that is exactly what the directors have accomplished, regarding one of the darkest "concepts" of contemporary world history
December 22, 2019
Condemns Red China's single-child policy that ran from 1979 until 2015 to fend off its population crisis.
December 18, 2019
Grand atrocities pile atop private heartbreak as this powerful film unfolds.
December 18, 2019
What eventually emerges is a peerless portrait of collective trauma - a devastating look at how this law not only sociologically gutted a country but made everyone complicit in the crime.
December 9, 2019
[The film exposes] the human side of this nightmare [and] how the policy's repercussions will linger for generations well beyond China's own borders.
November 26, 2019
One Child Nation speaks to both the policy's methods and reverberating traumas. Wang takes viewers along with her as she tries to figure out how these actions were possible for so long in the country she loved.
November 14, 2019
The horrifying details of China's Holocaust of children emerge in a powerful documentary told by a woman whose family was one of the countless millions who suffered.
November 8, 2019
By the end I felt that my heart was ready to burst from my chest and leap to its death down on the floor.
October 17, 2019
If the wildly skewed, propaganda-filled and daily-updated wiki page for China's one child policy is any indication, this documentary is absolutely essential.
October 2, 2019
[T]his is still a bold, combative and important investigation.
September 25, 2019
[A] powerful documentary...
September 2, 2019
In its thorough examination of the past, the film is informative and inspirational. As an unspoken rallying cry for reproductive rights in the U.S., it's close to masterful.
September 1, 2019
A brutal, must-see history lesson.
August 30, 2019
Watching how China literally tried to control population and its people becomes an eye-opening excursion into big government at its worst.
August 30, 2019
The filmmakers' politics aside, 'One Child Nation' is overwhelmingly, and on multiple levels, a pro-life film.
August 30, 2019
Wang was aware that she might face resistance and actual danger as she uncovered the truth about China's one-child policy - 35 brutal years of the country's history that it now seems determined to forget.
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