One Child Nation Reviews

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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.
August 29, 2019
Amazingly, given the incendiary subject matter, One Child Nation avoids sensationalism. The overall tone is less outrage than one of sober melancholy.
August 29, 2019
Wang draws out painful details from her interview subjects, as they talk about their complicity and their tacit approval of the One-Child Policy.
August 28, 2019
[A] houghtful and sobering dissection of the human toll of government rule.
August 26, 2019
Stays objective, which feels like a triumph of filmmaking, in and of itself, based on the subject matter.
August 24, 2019
It is an incredibly timely piece that absolutely must be seen.
August 23, 2019
One Child Nation takes personal experiences and state policy on with courage.
August 23, 2019
The sum total is a film that pairs excellent content with engaging storytelling. While the film tends to lean hard on the side of criticism, it's interesting to note [Nanfu] Wang's inclusion of perspectives that support the one child policy.
August 23, 2019
One Child Nation tells a powerful story about a policy that reached into the U.S. as Americans adopted Chinese babies.
August 23, 2019
One Child Nation is a revelatory documentary no one should miss.
August 23, 2019
A harrowing look at the impact of One Child by those who lived it.
August 22, 2019
The one-child era is still recent enough to exist in living memory, but that won't always be the case; given authoritarian governments' habit of rewriting history to their liking, One Child Nation feels like an essential document.
August 22, 2019
'One Child Nation' is a movie about a war - one that a government perpetrated upon its own people to ensure its longevity. This barbaric and ruthless feature will leave you cringing.
August 21, 2019
The most tragic thing is for a nation to lose its memory. Nanfu Wang is doing her part to make sure this period of Chinese history never fades from memory.
August 20, 2019
85 minutes is a relatively short time to bring such a wide range of stories to light, but it can't be said that "One Child Nation" doesn't make the most out of what it chooses to focus on.
August 19, 2019
One Child Nation does not flinch from critiquing mass complicity and the broader cultural logic - specifically the indoctrination into party politics - undergirding it.
August 19, 2019
Wang hopes her film will serve to bear witness to the suffering of this shameful period, now being purged from the collective memory with "Nineteen Eighty-Four"-like efficiency.
August 18, 2019
The level of depravity Wang reveals in China's ruthless attempts at population control is as barbaric as it is gruesome in revealing a government program placing zero value on human life.
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