Amazon Studios has picked up global rights for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival grand jury prize-winning documentary One Child Nation by award-winning filmmaker Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang.
Amazon Studios acquired all rights excluding U.S. TV, and TV rights in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, UK, Netherlands and Scandinavia (excluding Finland).
One Child Nation explores the ripple effect of China’s One Child Policy and the devastation it caused over generations. The policy was abandoned in 2015.
The documentary uncovers a slew of human rights violations from abandoned newborns, to forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions. Wang weaves her personal life as a new mother and firsthand accounts of her family members into archival propaganda material and testimony from both victims and perpetrators.
The film was produced and directed by Wang and Zhang. Producers are Christoph Jörg, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements and Carolyn Hepburn. Executive Producers include Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen and Ken Pelletier.
One Child Nation is a Next Generation, Motto Pictures and Pumpernickel Films Production. The film’s coproducers are ITVS and WDR/ARTE. The documentary was associate produced by Chicago Media Project and Chicken & Egg Pictures.
The deal for the film was negotiated by Amazon Studios and Josh Braun, Ben Braun and Matt Burke of Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.
Photo by Nanfu Wang. Courtesy of Sundance Institute