What would happen if a nation limited families to one child in a society that has a strong preference for boys?
Answer: Horrors that you can’t imagine.
The new documentary One Child Nation, now on Amazon Prime, takes a critical look at China’s One Child Policy through the eyes of director Nanfu Wang, who grew up in China under the policy before moving to the U.S. The policy began in 1979 and ended in 2015, limiting urban families to one child and — subsequently — sparking the abandonment and deaths of countless baby girls. It also led to a demographic gender imbalance.
Wang interviews family members,