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Adult Adoptees Movies and Short Films


 reveals the grit rather than the glamor of transracial adoption. First-time director Barb Lee goes deep into the intimate lives of two well-meaning families and shows us the subtle challenges they face. One family is just beginning the process of adopting a baby from China and is filled with hope and possibility. The other family has an adopted Korean daughter is now 32 years old. Prompted by her adoptive mother's terminal illness, she tries to create the bond they never had. The results are riveting, unpredictable and telling. While the two families are at opposite ends of the journey, their stories converge to show us that love isn't always enough.

A trans-racial adoptee finds her birth mother, and meets the rest of a family who did not know she existed, including her birth father. A story about identity, the complexities of trans-racial adoption, and most importantly, closure. Angela Tucker is a transracial adoptee and the subject of the documentary, Closure (available on Netflix, iTunes & Hulu). She uses her personal story to educate others and encourage stimulating and transformative conversation and prompt procedural change specifically around adoptee rights.

Short Films

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