New acquisition: One Child Nation

A new addition to our world sales representation catalogue is One Child Nation, by directors, Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang. With a slot in the US Documentary Competition in Sundance 2019, the feature unearths the secrets of China’s one-child policy, bringing to light atrocities such as the widespread enforcement of sterilization, child abandonment, and state-sponsored kidnappings.

Nanfu Wang is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in New York. Wang’s feature debut, Hooligan Sparrow (2016 Sundance Film Festival), was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award for best documentary feature. It also won a Film Independent Spirit Award, an IDA Documentary Award, a Peabody Award, a Cinema Eye Honors Award, and the George Polk Award. Her second feature documentary, I Am Another You, premiered at SXSW in 2017 and won two special jury awards.

Dogwoof will take international rights excluding North America and television rights in Scandinavia, UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.  

“We have long been admirers of Nanfu, so we're thrilled to be working with her and her experienced team of producers on One Child Nation. The film offers a powerful look at a truly shocking chapter of recent Chinese history and is made so much more effective by Nanfu's signature personal touch. We look forward to introducing the film to buyers at EFM off the back of its Sundance world premiere.” Oli Harbottle, Head of Distribution and Acquisitions, Dogwoof.

The film joins American Factory, Halston and Maiden at Sundance.