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.
THE DARK MATTER OF LOVEDocumentary on the psychological aspects of growing up with and without parental love. It centers around the Diaz family, who chooses to adopt three orphans from Russia, and how their new and old kids handle family together.Available on Netflix
STUCKA documentary that follows four children from three different countries on their individual voyages from orphanages to their new homes with families in the United States. STUCK exposes the difficulties that orphaned children and adoptive parents encounter in the process of trying to come together as a family. Follow the stories of these heroic families and the battles they had to overcome to unite with their children. Available on Netflix
Adopted 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.