Showing 1 - 9 of 9 titles with a criteria of Subject is Adoption
Joe Soll has spent half of his life searching for his birth parents, in the process he uncovered a mystery that’s haunted him for years.
MediaStorm | 2011 | 10 minutes
Kendra Mylnechuk Potter, a Native woman adopted into a white family, reconnects with her Native identity and begins to view herself as a living legacy of U.S. assimilationist policy.
Women Make Movies | 2021 | 66 minutes
From 1945-73, 1.5 million unmarried young American women, facing enormous social pressures, surrendered babies to adoption. Lacking sex education and easy access to birth control, they were forced into hiding while pregnant and then into “abandoning” their infants. In her latest film, Ann Fessler, Professor of Photography at Rhode Island School of Design, reprises the subject of her award-winning The Girls Who Went Away (National Book Critics Circle; Ballard Book Prize), which Ms. readers named an all-time best feminist book.
Women Make Movies | 2012 | 48 minutes
Grieving her beloved mother and living amidst 63 boxes of dead parents' stuff, one transformative "yes" turns filmmaker Judith Helfand into a 50-year-old new mother.
GOOD DOCS | 2020 | 78 minutes
Jonathas has been adopted, but it doesn't take long until he is returned because he is "different" from the other kids. Inspired by true events.
Pragda Films | 2018 | 15 minutes
A dramatic story of the reconciliation between biological and adoptive families for a cross-cultural adoptee.
National Film Board of Canada | 2007 | 75 minutes
The film contrasts the stories of prison inmates who are forced to give their newborn baby up with a prison nursery where infants spend the first year of life alongside their mothers.
The Fanlight Collection | 2008 | 58 minutes
Chinese adoptees navigate their multicultural identities and adolescence.
GOOD DOCS | 2012 | 88 minutes
22-year-old Noel Anaya investigates why the foster care system never found him a “forever family”
GOOD DOCS | 2020 | 33 minutes