Midnight Family directed by Luke Lorentzen snagged the prestigious Grand Jury Award at the 2019 edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest.
One Child Nation (2019)
NAME OF FILM: ONE CHILD NATION
DIRECTOR(S): Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
STARRING: Peng Wang
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: China’s egregious 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 merciless enforcement is only beginning. In her Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary One Child Nation, Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow, TCFF 2016) brilliantly takes a deeply personal approach of familial reckoning to the sweeping subject matter, returning home to investigate the generational effects of this destructive social experiment. Exposing one human rights violation after another, from abandoned newborns and forced sterilizations, to state-sponsored kidnappings, One Child Nation is a striking indictment of a government that sought to control women’s bodies and reveals how persistent propaganda conditioned and coerced Chinese citizens into perpetrating shocking crimes against each other. It’s brave, it’s powerful, it’s shocking, it’s important, and it will stay with you long after the credits roll.
One Child Nation which opens in select theaters on August 9, 2019, uncovers the untold history of China’s One-Child policy.
25 documentary films from 12 countries are the latest Sundance Institute Documentary Fund and Stories of Change Grantees.
AFI DOCS revealed its full slate of films for the 2019 festival with women dominating selections. This year’s Centerpiece film will be AMERICAN FACTORY, directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
Sheffield Doc/Fest announces the line-up of 180+ documentary features and shorts for its 26th edition, which runs from 6 to 11 June, 2019, under the tagline “Ways of Seeing”.
The 30 Anniversary of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City will showcase 13 timely and provocative films, from June 13 to 20, 2019.
LUCE directed by Julius Onah, and starring Naomi Watts and Tim Roth as a married couple, will open the 17th IFFBoston on Wednesday, April 24 at the Somerville Theatre.
The Ashland Independent Film Festival announced its lineup of over 150 films for the eighteenth annual festival, April 11-15, 2019, in Ashland, Oregon.
First 10 Films Revealed for 2019 Ashland Independent Film Festival, incl. World Premiere of PHOENIX, OREGON
The world premiere of Ashland filmmakers Gary and Annie Lundgren’s Phoenix, Oregon, starring James Le Gros and Jesse Borrego leads the first ten films unveiled for the 18th Ashland Independent Film Festival.
The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival unveiled its feature film lineup of 103 films from 124 filmmakers. The Festival takes place April 24 to May 5.
2019 Sundance Film Festival Awards – CLEMENCY, ONE CHILD NATION, HONEYLAND, THE SOUVENIR Win Top Prizes
Bold, intimate, and humanizing stories won at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with Grand Jury Prizes awarded to Clemency, One Child Nation, Honeyland and The Souvenir.
112 feature-length new independent feature films have been selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.