China's Lost Girls

China's Lost Girls

DVD - 2005 | Standard version.
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Host Lisa Ling examines the consequences of China's two-decade-old, one-child policy, as it is commonly called. To curb the country's exploding population, China limits most families to one child, or in certain circumstances, two children. Due to cultural, social and economic factors, traditional preference leans toward boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted or abandoned. As a result, tens of thousands of girls end up in orphanages across China.
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : National Geographic ; [Burbank, CA] : Warner Home Video, 2005, c2004.
Edition: Standard version.
Branch Call Number: 362.730951 C539
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (40 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Lisa Ling examines the consequences of China's two-decade-old, one-child policy... traditional preference leans toward boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted or abandoned. As a result, tens of thousands of girls end up in orphanages.


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wongsokguan
Jul 14, 2016

I cried when I saw the babies being picked up by the American families. Why aren't the older children from the orphanages also available to be adopted? I find that heartbreaking.

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khmajo
Nov 01, 2015

Excellent coverage of the long history in China of one daughter per family and how this often affects a family personally as well as how it affects the country as a whole.

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 20, 2012

This is a documentary about a group of Americans, husbands and wives and some with their adopted daughters, going to an orphanage in southern China to adopt a girl child. Several background mini-stories enrich the film and make it engaging. Not the best from NG but still a decent documentary.

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