Recently, Founder & CEO Michele Fried forwarded an email announcing 3 new adoption themed films. We want you to have a chance to preview them as well.
As you consider activities for Adoption Month in November, please keep in mind that two award-winning PBS films, FIRST PERSON PLURAL and IN THE MATTER OF CHA JUNG HEE, are terrific tools for education and dialogue. These films provide a nuanced perspective on adoption and will help adoptees, adoptive families and birth parents explore issues around identity, family, multiculturalism, and birth family reunion.
You can also now preview clips from the work-in-progress documentary, GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP – THE KOREAN ADOPTION STORY. The film follows five Korean adoptees from the U.S. and Europe on their journeys to reconnect with their birth country and piece together their past.
Here are the three documentaries
Geographies of Kinship (in production)
GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP features Korean adoptees from France, Sweden and the U.S. who are actively involved in a search for their roots. We anticipate the film will be ready for use by adoption professionals in 2014.
First Person Plural
FIRST PERSON PLURAL follows the story of an 8-year old girl who is adopted by an American family, only to discover years later that she has a birth family in Korea. The film explores themes of race, identity, assimilation, and birth family reunion. It premiered at Sundance and recently had an encore presentation on PBS.
In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
IN THE MATTER OF CHA JUNG HEE continues the journey started in FIRST PERSON PLURAL by exploring identity, memory, and the history of international adoption through a personal lens. The film had its national PBS broadcast premiere on POV last September.
Thank you very much and happy viewing!
Deann Borshay Liem
Read More about National Adoption Month:
- Presidential Proclamation of National Adoption Month
- Ways to Celebrate National Adoption Month
- What does National Adoption Month Mean to You
- Adoption STAR Calendar: See What’s Happening at Adoption STAR for National Adoption Month
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