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Born in China

Born in China is a movie starring Nanfu Wang, Zaodi Wang, and Zhimei Wang. 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...

Other Titles
One Child Nation, Land der Einzelkinder, One child Nation, Ettbarnslandet, Το Έθνος του Ενός Παιδιού, Polityka jednego dziecka
Running Time
1 hours 28 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
History, Documentary
Director
Jialing Zhang, Nanfu Wang
Actors
Nanfu Wang, Zaodi Wang, Zhimei Wang, Tunde Wang
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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.

Comments about history «Born in China» (23)

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Maria F.

I remember very well the day that the documentary The Great Leap Forward started to play. I remember being a little frightened when the children, my friend, my wife and I were sitting in front of the TV watching the news. But I didn't get scared, I got excited. This documentary was not about a great social change, but rather a very sad story about the people who lived during the famine. The children were lucky, and I think that many of them will live as long as they want. I would like to thank the Chinese government for the great documentary, because they have been very kind, and I have been very kind. I think that they have done a great job to tell the story of the Great Leap Forward. I wish that other people would see the great documentary. If you haven't seen it, you should go and see it!

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Brenda

I have been a fan of Charles Mingus for a long time. I recently had the opportunity to see his work in this documentary. The film is visually stunning and fascinating. The director did a great job of showing the process and inspiration. Mingus was not a particularly charismatic man but he did not need to be. He was able to bring his music to life and entertain his fans. In fact, he was able to do so so many times. The film also touched on the difficulty of getting a record deal when you are black and in a country where musicians are considered not only to be musicians, but also to be slaves. The film did a good job of explaining the pros and cons of recording music in the U.S. and in Canada and other countries. I would recommend this film to anyone who likes to learn about and appreciate the music of Charles Mingus. Mingus' music has a great impact on the music industry, on individuals, and on society. It is not just music that influenced Mingus but also life itself. His music is able to bring hope, hope for the future, and hope for the world. It is a music that transcends language, race, religion, and culture. He was able to capture this music and the energy of the music. I strongly recommend this film to everyone who loves music and has a great interest in music.

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Joseph Holland

As a historian of the 20th century, I thoroughly enjoyed this film. As a contemporary film, it was flawed and didn't fully capture the great shift in American history that occurred. But overall, it was very good and very well-produced. To me, the film was about the US's failure to hold onto its own history and instead focus on one race. It also seemed that the focus was too on the Chinese, which is a distraction from the other races, and ultimately it was not a true representation of the race and history.

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Zachary Martinez

This documentary is fascinating, it's not easy to see, even though I am a Chinese American who has lived in the US for 25 years. I'm sure many Americans are aware of this film, but I didn't know much about it. However, I am a huge fan of David Bowie and I was very excited to see this film. This documentary is about Bowie's life in China, his influences and influences in his music, and his personal life. It also shows how his music is a part of his life in China. The music is fascinating, it's just amazing and I would highly recommend this film.

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Betty Armstrong

If I have to start by stating that I am not familiar with the history of the War of 1812, I may as well do so. I can see that some of the points being made in this film could be easily debated. However, if you do agree with the views that it presents, then the film is well worth watching. It should be noted that the film was made in the 1970's and although this was certainly the time period of the movie, this is certainly no negative statement. I would encourage anyone to watch this film, and then decide for yourself. This is an educational film that is not propaganda. However, it does not present the war in a way that is objective or particularly useful.

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Daniel

In the 1950s, some of the world's leading scholars of Chinese thought came together to discuss some of the more pressing issues of their time. They were: the oppression of the Chinese people by the Chinese Communist Party, their treatment by the state, and their struggle for freedom. This was the period of Chairman Mao and his People's Liberation Army. They did not give much thought to the question of whether China should be a communist country or a free country. It was obvious, however, that the Chinese people were oppressed and were struggling for freedom. This film tells their stories, how they lived, and how they thought. It is fascinating to see how they moved about, what they ate, and what they did. Their clothes, even, were basic to them, and they were not well-equipped. They lived in small, cramped houses. They had no health insurance, and health care was limited. They were not allowed to drive, and they were forbidden from working outside the home. They lived with their small family in the huts and shacks they built. They ate in a communal, communal kitchen, and they were encouraged to use their own cooking and eating utensils. They never paid taxes to the government, and they did not have a written constitution. They were forbidden to carry weapons or engage in warfare. The Communist party was the government. But they were free to say what they wanted, and they did not have to fear government reprisal. They were allowed to speak freely. They had freedom of assembly and expression. They did not have to conform to a government official's view. This film is interesting because of the way it uses the archive footage. They included interviews from the war, the Cultural Revolution, and the period after 1949. They showed what life was like during the Cultural Revolution, and they showed what life was like during the Cultural Revolution. They showed the lives of the leaders of the Communist party, who were the most prominent figure. They also showed the people of the countryside who supported the party. They showed what the people in the countryside were like, including the life of the peasant. The film showed them as they were, and it showed what they were like, and it showed what they thought, and it showed the evidence of their thoughts, ideas, and actions. It is an excellent film. The film is well-made, and it is well-edited, and it is well-produced. It is well-cast. It is well-edited. It is well-made, and it is well-produced.

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Grace Holland

I was taught at school that it is illegal to steal a photograph from a historical document. And that was the only photo I ever stole. What are the chances that the photo has been photocopied to the book, which is in the library? I really want to know the chances. Is the chance of me stealing the photo small or is it high? This documentary is about stealing photographs from Chinese history books. A Chinese man named Zhang Guoxian steals a photo from a book about the Japanese invasion of China in 1937. He also steals the book about the Chinese revolution in 1949. He is caught and sentenced to death. In prison, he meets a girl named Yan Yun, who steals the book. The two of them are locked in the same cell, which is equipped with a camera. During the film, I was wondering what the chances are that the two of them could be in the same cell. It's not a very important film to me, but this documentary is worth watching. It has some good points, but the main problem with this documentary is that it is not very informative. I was never told the history behind the photo and I was not told anything about the Chinese revolution in 1949. This was a documentary that I did not need to watch.

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Craig

I have always thought that the Chinese are a very intelligent and creative people. But I was surprised to learn that they do not know how to make a movie. I found this movie to be very interesting because of the research that was done. I was very impressed by the film makers and I was very interested to learn more about the Chinese people and their movie making. I believe that people who watch this movie will be able to learn a lot more about the Chinese people. This movie is a must see for people who are interested in watching a movie about the Chinese people and their movie making.

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Paul G.

I did not know what to expect from this film, and I have to say that I was not disappointed. This was a very entertaining documentary, but not a documentary that would have been popular, nor would it have achieved that status. This is not a documentary about the history of the Dalai Lama, nor is it a documentary about the Dalai Lama's life. It is a documentary about the relationship between the Chinese and the Tibetans, and that relationship is portrayed very well. The story is well told and I think the acting is also very good, but the story itself is not very interesting. You can see very quickly that the Chinese are very strict in their rule, and the Tibetan government, although more democratic, is far from being democratic. The movie would have been better if the movie had been longer, but I think it is worth seeing. My vote is eight. Title (Brazil): "La Emancipada" ("The Nation")

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Matthew Robinson

As the documentary itself states, this film is about life on the front lines in the camps of WWII. It doesn't really give much information about the actions of the various factions, and the filmmakers chose to focus on two. The film focuses on how the prisoners are treated and how the leaders of the prisoners deal with the political environment. It is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen and definitely worth watching. I'm not an expert on history, but I'm a big fan of documentaries and this is definitely one of the best.

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Deborah

This documentary takes the viewer through the life of Fred and Rosemary Covington, a couple who were homeless in New York City when they met, and whose wedding reception in the newly-developed Little Italy, Long Island, became the center of local media attention. The Covington's story is heart-breaking, moving, and a real eye-opener. The Covingtons were born in China, but were sheltered and at times ostracized by their American mother and the local Chinese authorities. Fred had to contend with bullies, the oppressive language and behavior of his native country, and the rejection of the Covington family when it became clear that they were not of pure blood. Fred took a vow of poverty, refusing to work or to be in a stable relationship. As a result, he was sent to work in the mines, and for the duration of his working life, he was unable to bring his wife and son to his parents' house. However, as the documentary explains, that all changed when Fred became a country music singer. While it was an incredibly hard feat to achieve, it did not prevent him from building a family and eventually leaving the country to return to his family in China. The Covingtons' story is heart-breaking, moving, and a real eye-opener. While it is not a perfect documentary, it is a very important one. It is essential viewing for anyone who has been touched by homelessness or been the victim of the plight of a person in that situation.

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Susan

I'm glad I watched this film, I'm just a little shocked that it's gotten so many negative reviews. I think most people are used to seeing people like this in the news. I'm not sure what people's attitude is towards the man, but I'm glad to see people want to know the truth. The documentary was very honest and does a great job of showing the problems that people in China go through. They even show how the Chinese government deals with the problems. There's a lot of fighting in the film, and I think it's very interesting to see the different methods that they use. You see how they fight, and you see the people that they fight with. I think that this documentary is a great example of how China deals with their problems, and I hope people can see this film and really learn something from it.

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Hannah

A must see for anyone who thinks the USA has no right to "attack" China. The world can easily see through the American "nationalistic" side and see that there is another world to our own. Some of the "American" and "liberals" in the movie were still alive and they too have clearly and bravely seen what their country has become and it's not what it was before. This movie makes it clear that this war and these atrocities will not go away. The "American" military cannot "win" this war. They will "win" this war but at a terrible cost. If they win this war, the cost of this war will be permanent and the price will be paid by generations to come. The entire world will know the price of this "war". It will be all too clear and it will be all too human.

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Gary B.

I really liked the documentary about the Tibetans. We learn that the Tibetan people are suffering, there is no agriculture, they are very poor. But the movie is very touching and funny. I think that it's very important for us to know about Tibet. If we want to learn more about Tibet we have to visit Tibet. And there is a lot of information about the history of Tibet and about the Tibetans. The movie is about the challenges that the Tibetans have to face. The movie is very touching and entertaining.

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Heather Simpson

With this film I can say, you don't have to know anything about WWII to see the importance of the period and its importance to many in our generation. But you do need to know what you're looking for. When you think of the words "WWII", "monuments" and "epics", it's a film that most of us will recognize, but this is different. This film is about the connection between man and man. And the beauty of this film is it doesn't contain anything you've never heard before. It has the perspective of a soldier's view of his country and the struggles that he went through to live his life, his loved ones and to achieve his dreams. The soldier doesn't use his personal experiences as a guide. It's his own personal story, his own story of a young boy and his friends. This film is an eye opener and a moving tribute to a time and a generation that has shaped and shaped our culture, our families and our lives forever.

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Mary Tran

The subject of this film is about the occupation of East Germany and what happened to the people who were in it. The film starts out with the story of a man who was a railway worker in East Germany and was drafted into the army for a week. During this time he was made to go to the front. After that he and other men were sent to a concentration camp in Siberia. There they were being used as slave labour and they had to dig coal for the war effort. It was a hard labour job and it was very physical. One of the men had to dig the biggest pit on his own and that man was injured and he had to be kept in a suspended position for that long time. It was very hard work. In the film the story is told through interviews with these men. The men told a lot of interesting stories but there was not much they could do to help. It was a difficult time for them and they were just being used. These stories were recorded on tape but they were told in such a way that they were not very memorable. They did not do a great job of conveying what the men were going through. It was difficult to understand what they were going through because there was no English. The film is a very interesting look into a very difficult time in history. The soldiers were captured and they were forced to work on construction sites or work in mines. They were made to dig coal for the war effort. They were not allowed to tell their story. I liked the film because it was about people who did not have the resources to tell their story. The film was well made and it made a great effort to tell the story and to give a picture of what these people went through.

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Crystal Webb

After watching the movie, I felt I had a grasp of the history of the East, China and Korea. After watching the movie, I thought of how the same history could happen in the west. The movie has a good documentary feel, it is a must see! The film has all the facts you would want to know, but what you would want to forget. The filming was shot in China and the western world. I think this is a great movie, I hope they make more films like this.

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Evelyn Jordan

With the information and images from the documentary made available to the public, I have to agree that this is a film worth watching. It's certainly not a perfect documentary by any means, but it's a powerful one. There is an incredibly sad side to the film, and it's a little bit disturbing. For the most part, however, it is a documentary that makes you feel good about your country and your culture, and it will probably make you think about your own country and culture in the future. While the film is definitely not perfect, it's a really great documentary that should be watched. A great documentary that shows the best and the worst of China. Highly recommended.

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Carol O.

It's a shame that the history of China is not taught in our high schools. As a student of American history, I believe the study of Chinese history is essential. This film should be compulsory for all high schools. This film is a great introduction to the lives of the Chinese, who were, of course, subjected to terrible atrocities by the Chinese imperial government. This film shows the forced labor, hunger, and other atrocities that the Chinese suffered during the Communist Party's takeover of China. This film also shows how they were able to preserve their culture, traditions, and language. This film also shows that China was never conquered, but rather, developed and developed together with the Chinese people. It is important that people are aware of this story and that they are able to learn about it.

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Frances Kennedy

I've just watched the DVD of this film, and I was very impressed with the footage, the historical accuracy, and the voice-over. In fact, I think it is the best documentary I have ever seen. I feel like there are some big issues in our world right now. When I first read about these issues, it was the Iraq war, and it was a pretty big topic. The film really focused on the people, the problems, the fears, the strengths and weaknesses of the various people that they were able to speak with. It was very engaging. One of the things that struck me was the fact that they didn't go into any of these historical or religious discussions. They just talked about it and talked about it. I think that was good. I also enjoyed the fact that they didn't talk about these issues in a way that they would have covered in the documentary form. I really liked that they didn't talk about it as much in a historical or religious context, but more of the social and political context. That was good. That was what I thought the film was about. I thought that it was an amazing, entertaining, well-made, documentary film. I loved it.

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Vincent

A well-written documentary about the Chinese people. If you're a Westerner, you can't really take this documentary too seriously. If you are a Chinese person, then you can get lost in this strange and strange world that is the United States of America. The story is about the children of immigrants and the world that they have to live in. People who are the children of immigrants, come from all over the world and have to face the challenges of life and all the problems that come with it. This documentary is really a must see for people who have any relation with Chinese people or are just interested in this topic.

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Joan M.

I'm glad to see that there are still people in the world who are willing to expose the evil in this world. We have to make sure that there is no more child killing in the world. If you are going to watch this film, make sure that you do so with a good conscience. There are some things that I think that we as human beings should be ashamed of. There are things that we have to fight for. I believe that this film will make people realize that they can make a difference. We as a society have to make a change in our society. This film is a great example of how we can do that. We can make a difference in the world.

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Olivia D.

I never liked Asian films. They always seemed to be a bit too hard, too big, too intricate, too impersonal, too fast paced, too dumb, too silly, too nostalgic, too phony, too slow, too foolish. I've never had an interest in Asian film. Until now. This documentary is one of the most fascinating films I've seen in a long time. It made me feel really angry and deeply sad for the suffering of the people in Asia and the atrocities they were subjected to in the name of "Freedom." It made me feel angry for the people who were involved in those atrocities. It made me feel sad for the people who fought in those wars. It made me feel sad for the people who died. It made me feel angry for those who helped commit these atrocities. I don't think I've ever felt so angry and sad in my entire life. I'm glad I saw this movie. I really hope it inspires other people to see this documentary. I think that anyone who is not a fan of Asian films should see this movie. It's a great story, and it's important.