Currently Browsing: One Child Nation
Four years ago today, the documentary One Child Nation, by Nanfu Wang, was released in the US. One Child Nation is a rich and moving film about the aftermath of China’s one-child policy and a true testament to Nanfu Wang’s power as a filmmaker.
Nanfu Wang’s path to filmmaking is uniquely inspiring. Born in a small rural village in Jiangxi Province, China, Nanfu felt alienated from her peers because she had a younger brother, while most of her classmates were only children as a result of the one-child policy.… read more.
Three years ago, Nanfu Wang emerged as a documentarian to watch with her highly praised Hooligan Sparrow, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival and ultimately winning the top documentary prize from the Independent Spirit Award. Hooligan Sparrow told the story of how the Chinese government targeted activists, and telling that story made Wang a target as well.… read more.
Women directed/co-directed more than half the films (seven of 13) in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, at New York City’s Lincoln Center and IFC Center, June 14–20. They were intensely personal autobiographies and portraits. In 30th Anniversary trailer, past participating director Pamela Yates admires that the Fest “is not just about denunciation and exposure, but also about finding a way forward.” … read more.