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Title One child / directed by Zijian Mu
Published Arizona : Privately Published, 2013


Description 1 online resource (40 min.)
Series Filmakers library online
Summary The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, China's deadliest disaster in three decades, killed 90,000 people, including more than 5,000 children. Losing a child is an immeasurable tragedy for parents anywhere, but in China the effect is compounded by the one-child policy. Many parents suffered the loss of their only child, and with it the totality of their life's emotional investment. In response to the earthquake, China's government made an exception for those who lost their only child to conceive another. That generation of newborns became known in China as 'reborn' children. But for many parents, particularly those who lost teenage children, their advancing age proved to be a significant barrier. This film features three families from Beichuan, the city most devastated by the earthquake's aftershocks. 80% of the city's buildings collapsed and the city was left in rubble. The government deployed its construction machine toward building an entirely new city. Old Beichuan was dead and a new Beichuan was erected - in a different place. In just three years, residents of the old city were relocated, including the family of Yang, Jiang and Fu, and Gu, who all lost their only child in the earthquake. One Child follows the journey of these three families as they try to restore a sense of normalcy and struggle to move past the loss of their children
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed June 10, 2015)
In Chinese with English subtitles
Subject Crisis management -- China
Emergency management -- China
Earthquake relief -- China -- Sichuan Sheng
Wenchuan Earthquake, China, 2008.
Crisis management.
Earthquake relief.
Emergency management.
Sichuan Sheng (China) -- Description and travel
China -- Sichuan Sheng.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Mu, Zijian, director, producer