I have heard this is a not-to-be-missed documentary so I’m excited that it is going to be playing on an Ontario TV station tomorrow.
The movie is ‘Somewhere Between’ and the description on the TV website is this:
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN tells the intimate stories of four teenaged girls. They live in different parts of the US, in different kinds of families and are united by one thing: all four were adopted from China, because all four had birth parents who could not keep them, due to personal circumstances colliding with China's 'One Child Policy'. These strong young women allow us to grasp what it is like to come-of-age in today's America as trans-racial adoptees. At the same time, we see them as typical American teenagers doing what teenagers everywhere do...struggling to make sense of their lives. Through these young women, and their explorations of who they are, we ourselves pause to consider who we are-both as individuals and as a nation of immigrants. Identity, racism, and gender...these far-reaching issues are explored in the documentary. And with great honesty and courage, these four girls open their hearts to experience love, compassion, and self-acceptance. What's it like to grow up as a minority today - and what is it like when your family is part of the majority? How does the changing face of the North American family affect us all? How do we fulfill our own destinies? Four determined teenaged girls help us find those answers in SOMEWHERE BETWEEN.
If you live in Ontario you might want to catch this movie Wednesday night at 9pm on TVO. I’ll be watching and recording it for sure!