Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winning U.S. Doc ‘One Child Nation’ Acquired By Amazon

'One Child Nation'

Following the news of winning the Grand Jury Prize U.S. documentary award at Sundance, Amazon Studios has picked up worldwide rights to One Child Nation excluding U.S. TV, and TV rights in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, U.K., Netherlands, and Scandinavia (excluding Finland). The pic, directed by Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang, examines China’s One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child. That draconian edict may have ended in 2015, but the country continues to feel the brutal ripple effect from it today with abandoned newborns, forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions. Deadline has broken most of the Amazon Sundance deals out of the fest, and today’s acquisition raises their tally to five films including Late Night ($13M), The Report ($14M), Brittany Runs a Marathon ($14M) and Honey Boy ($5M). All in, Amazon has spent close to $50M in Park City.

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