China's Stolen Children (2007)

#repressive regime #channel 4 #china #kidnapping #undercover #uk #2000s

1h 26m • 1.5K views
Series: Dispatches
Genre: Documentary
People: Jezza Neumann Ben Kingsley Kate Blewett Brian Woods Sky Zeh

Beautiful, haunting, deeply tragic, but impossible to ignore, this film takes us into the heart of modern China. A place where girl babies are being sold for 3,000-4,000 RMB (£200-270); detectives specialise in finding kidnapped children; and child traffickers are so relaxed about the trade they ply, that they allow the film-makers to covertly record them buying and selling tiny human lives. Tens of thousands of children are now kidnapped and traded on the black market whilst the State is more concerned with keeping the story quiet than tracing China's stolen children.