Amazon has acquired the global rights to “One Child Nation,” a documentary about China’s policy of forcibly restricting family size that debuted to great acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The deal is said to be in the high-six figures.
The sale comes on the heels of the film’s Grand Jury Prize win at Sundance on Saturday. “One Child Nation” won the top award for filmmaking in the U.S. Documentary category.
Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang produced and directed the film, which looks at China’s state-enforced sterilizations, kidnappings, and other brutal means of preventing its citizens from having more than one child.
The policy lasted from 1979 to 2015, but the film makes it clear that the trauma to make it illegal for couples to have more than one child, endures.
Read the story at Variety.
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