Item Details

Adopted [electronic resource]: The Documentary

Fisher Klingenstein Ventures
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Adopted reveals the grit rather than the glamor of trans-racial adoption. Director Barb Lee goes deep into the intimate lives of two well-meaning families. One family is just beginning the process of adopting a baby from China. The other family's 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.
Director
Barb Lee
Release Date
2008
Run Time
79 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 22, 2014.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Adopted
Adopted (New York, N.Y.)
Contents
  • Clam Digging (3:29)
  • Misguided Parents (1:37)
  • Turning To Adoption (1:26)
  • Adopting from China (1:20)
  • Lack of Bond (2:21)
  • Helping Provide Care (1:20)
  • Expectations of Childishness (2:03)
  • Call About Adopted Baby (3:16)
  • Pictures (1:56)
  • Baby Shower (1:11)
  • Seeking Identity (1:44)
  • Anxiety About Racial Taunting (4:02)
  • Views on Race (2:31)
  • Anxiety Before Adoption (1:59)
  • Facing Reality of Adoption (2:17)
  • Attitude Toward Birth Parents (4:49)
  • Preparing for Baby (1:32)
  • Adopting Baby (4:03)
  • Conversation With Brother (2:03)
  • Adjusting to New Life (2:35)
  • Thoughts on Race (2:27)
  • Genealogy (1:49)
  • Not Belonging (3:12)
  • Conversation With Father (4:20)
  • Asian Fetish (1:48)
  • Dissatisfaction With Life (1:56)
  • Worries About Emotional Scars (2:04)
  • Dying Parents (2:28)
  • Hurt Feelings (1:50)
  • Feeling of Abandonment (2:04)
  • Drug Rehab (3:46)
  • Epilogue: Adopted: The Documentary (0:51)
  • Credits: Adopted: The Documentary (3:19)
Credits
Directed by Barb Lee.
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2008.
Publisher no.
  • 57819s Films Media Group
  • 57820 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (79 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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