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December 18, 2019

IDA Conversation Series: Nanfu Wang

Since winning the IDA Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award in 2016 for her debut documentary feature, Hooligan Sparrow, Chinese independent filmmaker Nanfu Wang's filmmaking has only continued to shed more light on the Chinese government, policy and societal norms and their effect on the lives of Chinese citizens. From documenting protests against a covered-up rape case in Hainan Province to investigating the grim local repercussions of the one-child policy in One Child Nation (2019) the Emmy-nominated filmmaker has faced government harassment, risked personal safety, and used inventive methods in fearlessly tackling some of the most controversial issues in China today. In August 2019, she joined IDA in Los Angeles for an in-depth conversation with Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang.