mamafilm microcinema: a film series to entertain, inspire, support and connect mamas of all kinds
One Child Nation
Saturday, Sept. 14 at 3:00pm and
Saturday Sept. 14 at 6:30pm
China's One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its brutal enforcement is only just beginning. From award-winning documentarian Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow, I Am Another You) and Jialing Zhang, the sweeping One Child Nation explores the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment, uncovering one shocking human rights violation after another -- from abandoned newborns, to forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions.
Wang digs fearlessly into her own personal life, weaving her experience as a new mother and the firsthand accounts of her family members into archival propaganda material and testimony from victims and perpetrators alike, yielding a revelatory and essential record of this chilling, unprecedented moment in human civilization.
*Important Screening Information*
-Due to limited seating, Advanced Purchase is REQUIRED
-Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime, there is no reserved seating.
-Attendees may BYO drink and food.
-Screenings will be followed by connective and engaging discussions designed to build community amongst nurturers, caregivers and cinema lovers.
-Parking is available in the Revolutsia parking lot behind the building, on the street or across Central to the North
-Some of our films may not yet be rated by the MPAA. Parental discretion is advised. Please, no babes in arms.