National Geographic: China's Lost Girls

Overview

In the 1980s, as China's population continued to rise at an alarming rate in a politically and economically precarious environment, the nation's leaders mandated a "one child policy," stipulating that married couples could only legally have a single offspring. In China, cultural and social traditions make boys more desirable than girls to most families, leading to a tragic phenomenon of thousands of female babies being either abandoned or put up for adoption by parents hoping for a male. National Geographic: ...
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Overview

In the 1980s, as China's population continued to rise at an alarming rate in a politically and economically precarious environment, the nation's leaders mandated a "one child policy," stipulating that married couples could only legally have a single offspring. In China, cultural and social traditions make boys more desirable than girls to most families, leading to a tragic phenomenon of thousands of female babies being either abandoned or put up for adoption by parents hoping for a male. National Geographic: China's Lost Girls is a documentary hosted by Lisa Ling which examines China's controversial policy, the nation's population crisis, and several American families who have traveled to China in hopes of adopting little girls in need.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2005
  • UPC: 727994750963
  • Original Release: 2004
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  • Source: Nat'l Geographic Vid
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 54,912

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [2:22]
2. A Trip to China [5:09]
3. Gotcha Day! [1:55]
4. A Son at Any Cost [5:36]
5. A Gender Imbalance [6:08]
6. The First Meeting [4:34]
7. Searching in the Past [4:01]
8. A Happy Reunion [3:36]
9. At the Orphanage [2:09]
10. Educating the People [1:47]
11. Spoiled Children [1:41]
12. Conclusion [3:25]
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Menu

Side #1 --
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   Scene Selections
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         Africa
      Experience National Geographic
         Welcome to the World of National Geographic
         National Geographic.Com
         National Geographic Channel
   Credits
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