I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.
- From The Notebook
Recently MeFCA was contacted about two adoption related documentaries which made us realize we did not have a page dedicated to this medium. Here are some documentaries and their reviews along with other movies with adoption or family blend themes. If you have a favorite movie you'd like others to know about, contact email@example.com with the information.
First Person Plural is a personal documentary that explores themes of race, identity, and birth family reunion. Nominated for an Emmy Award, First Person Plural premiered at Sundance and had an Encore Presentation on PBS on the award-winning series, Point of View (POV). A trailer for the film can be seen here.
In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee, had its national PBS broadcast premiere on Point of View in September 2010. This new film continues the journey started in First Person Plural by exploring identity, memory, and the history of international adoption through a personal lens. Both films are now available to adoption agencies through Mu Films. You can see a trailer for IN THE MATTER OF CHA JUNG HEE here.
National Geographic - China's Lost Girls, "National Geographic's Ultimate Explorer," reporter Lisa Ling ("The View") flies off to China with American parents set to adopt baby girls, the casualties of the country's long-standing one-child policy. In hewing to this strict rule, families wind up aborting, abandoning or hiding their daughters, many of whom end up in the United States, brought by couples longing for children.
The Tigger Movie - A.A. Milne's classic characters -- Tigger, Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and friends -- are back in this adventure straight from the Hundred Acre Wood. The irrepressible Tigger goes in search of his family tree, hoping to find other Tiggers. Along the way, the boisterous bouncer -- to the accompaniment of songs from the Oscar-winning team of Richard and Robert Sherman -- learns the true meaning of family.