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China's lost girls [videorecording] /

by Bronstein, Scott; Ling, Lisa; National Geographic Television & Film; Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [Washington, DC] : [Burbank, CA] : National Geographic ; Warner Home Video, [2005], p2004Description: 1 videodisc (40 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0792236165 : .Language note: Closed-captioned.Title notes: $16.99 5/23/2006Uniform titles: Explorer (Television program).Subject(s): Abandoned children -- China | Intercountry adoption -- United States | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Documentary television programs -- United States | DVD-VideodiscsLisa Ling, host.Summary: 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.
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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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

DVD; Dolby Digital.

Closed-captioned.

Lisa Ling, host.

Cinematography, David Shadrack Smith, Nancy Donnelly, Scott Bronstein, Dave Goulding ; editor, Andrea Barrick ; original music, Williams/Biondo ; senior producer, Margaret Burnette.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

Originally broadcast as a segment of: Ultimate explorer.

$16.99 5/23/2006

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.

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