7.4/10
237
6 user 31 critic

One Child Nation (2019)

Born in China (original title)
Trailer
2:26 | Trailer

Get Showtimes & Tickets

In 1 theater near Ashburn VA US [change]

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.

Directors:

Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang (as Zhang Lynn)
Reviews
Popularity
1,577 ( 194)
5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Stars: Cho Tak Wong, Robert Allen, Junming 'Jimmy' Wang
Honeyland (2019)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. This ... See full summary »

Directors: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov
Stars: Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam
Documentary | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help.

Director: Luke Lorentzen
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A look at the career of 60 Minutes (1968) newsman, Mike Wallace.

Director: Avi Belkin
Stars: Mike Wallace, Johnny Carson, Mickey Cohen
Documentary | Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The vaquita, the world's smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the "cocaine ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Ladkani, Sean Bogle, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Romel Eduardo Ledezma Abaroa, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Hector Capetillo
For Sama (2019)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.

Directors: Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts
Stars: Hamza Al-Khateab, Sama Al-Khateab, Waad Al-Khateab
The Nightingale I (2018)
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Director: Jennifer Kent
Stars: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A woman living in New York takes control of her life- one block at a time.

Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo
Stars: Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili's head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand... See full summary »

Director: Hassan Fazili
Stars: Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili
Luce (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

Director: Julius Onah
Stars: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth
Maiden (2018)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Director: Alex Holmes
Stars: Frank Bough, John Chittenden, Bruno Du Bois
Untouchable (2019)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A look at the rise and fall of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein featuring interviews with former colleagues and those who accused him of sexual misconduct.

Director: Ursula Macfarlane
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Hope Exiner D'Amore, Paz de la Huerta
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jiaoming Pang Jiaoming Pang ... Himself
Brian Stuy Brian Stuy ... Himself
Longlan Stuy Longlan Stuy ... Herself
Peng Wang Peng Wang ... Himself
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Truth Beyond the Propaganda


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing content/images, and brief language
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,523, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$77,514

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,514
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Chicago Media Project See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Must See Cautionary Tale
22 August 2019 | by brendaniforthSee all my reviews

Yes, this film makes a clear case for the serious consequences that happen when paternalistic societies fail to value and provide equal rights for women. Whether it's rabid anti-choice proponents in America who clearly feel that individual women should be denied the right to make reproductive decisions for themselves, or Chinese communist authorities who perpetuate the party line to force abortions and sterilization, the losers are always women and all of society. We all need to learn this lesson and this film makes this point in a devastating and personal way.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed