One Take Series: One Child Nation | Beyond the Nest (Rochester)

One Take Series: One Child Nation

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 09/14/2019
ne Take: Stories through the Lens is a monthly Tuesday night documentary series held at the Little, hosted by Linda Moroney. The series presents a unique mix of documentaries—ranging from film festival favorites to unheralded gems—followed by talkback discussions. The films are held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday each month along with an encore at 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, unless otherwise noted.

About the Film:

One Child Nation is a stunning, nuanced indictment of the mindset that prioritizes national agenda over human life, and serves as a first-of-its-kind oral history of this collective tragedy - bearing witness to the truth as China has already begun to erase the horrors of its “population war” from public record and memory.

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.

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The Little Theatre


240 East Ave.
Rochester, NY, 14604
United States


Contact name: 
Derek Reis
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The event has already taken place on this date: 
7 pm on 9/10, 3 pm on 9/14
Evenings $9.00 Mondays: $5.00 Sat/Sun Matinees $7.00 Seniors (65+) $6.00 Children (5-12) $6.00 Students $6.00 (Sunday - Thursday) Military personnel $6.00 with I.D ( Everyday; no discount on special events and screenings) Discount Book of 5 $35.00


Adults without kids