Nanfu Wang: What it was like to grow up under China's one-child policy
Nanfu Wang: Como foi medrar baixo a política do fillo único na China
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to be the pillar of the family.
no pilar da familia.
its one-child policy.
a sua política do fillo único.
and ordered my mom to be sterilized.
á miña nai que se esterilizara.
to carry on the family name.
que perpetuara o apelido familiar.
to have a second child,
ter un segundo fillo,
from one-child families.
de familias de fillos únicos.
for having two children.
fixese algo malo por ter dous fillos.
and guilt came from.
de vergoña e culpa.
I had my own first child.
tiven o meu primero fillo.
that ever happened in my life.
on my own childhood,
da miña infancia,
my memories of early life in China.
da miña xuventude na China.
for a permission from the government
que solicitar un permiso do goberno
who lived under the one-child policy.
baixo a política do fillo único?
a documentary about it.
all of the babies born in my village,
de todos os partos na miña aldea,
when I interviewed her.
you delivered throughout your career?"
en toda a súa carreira?"
would survive an abortion,
after delivering it.
of perpetrators and victims.
de responsábeis e vitimas.
with the consequences.
my interview with the midwife,
with elaborate homemade flags.
con elaboradas bandeiras caseiras.
of a baby on it.
that were sent by families
enviados polas familias
their infertility problems.
ela axudara a tratar.
and sterilizations --
was to help families have babies.
en axudar ás familias a ter fillos.
families have babies,
ás familias a ter fillos,
what she did in the past.
she, too, was a victim of the policy.
unha vítima da política.
and necessary for China's survival.
e necesario para a supervivencia de China.
was right for her country.
para o seu país.
around myself when I grew up.
the one-child policy
will be arrested.]
against disobeying it.
can be influenced by the propaganda,
foran influenciados pola propaganda,
to make sacrifices for the greater good
a sacrificarse por un ben maior
very dark and tragic.
moi escuro e tráxico.
where this happens.
onde pasa isto.
where propaganda isn't present.
onde non haxa propaganda.
more open and free than China,
son máis abertas e libres que a China,
what propaganda looks like.
detectar a propaganda.
without our knowledge.
sen que nos decatemos.
to accepting propaganda as truth,
a aceptar a propaganda como verdade,
replaces the truth
ABOUT THE SPEAKERNanfu Wang - Documentary filmmaker
Nanfu Wang uncovers untold stories about human rights in China.
Why you should listen
Nanfu Wang's Peabody Award-winning documentary, Hooligan Sparrow -- which follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan as she faces government surveillance and harassment after advocating for sexually abused schoolgirls -- was shortlisted for a 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. She also directed and produced I Am Another You, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and her latest film, One Child Nation, which explores the history of China's birth policy and its profound effects on generations of Chinese parents and children. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Originally from a remote village in China, Wang overcame poverty and a lack of access to formal education en route to earning three master's degrees from Shanghai University, Ohio University and New York University. She teaches editing at the School of Visual Arts as well as cinematography at New York University.
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