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"Somewhere Between"

Friday, August 24, 2012

Linda Knowlton talks about directing the documentary “Somewhere Between,” a profile of Chinese adoptees in contemporary America. She’s joined by Hayley Butler and Fang "Jenni" Lee, two of the four teenagers featured in the film. Attempting to answer the question, “Who am I?” the girls meet other adoptees, some travel to China, and some reach out to the orphaned girls left behind. “Somewhere Between” opens August 24 at The IFC Center.

Guests:

Hayley Butler, Linda Knowlton and Fang "Jenni" Lee
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Comments [3]

Vinny from Queens

My wife and I adopted our daughter from China at 10 Months old, today she is 5. I was very suprised when one of the adopted girls said they visted their biological parents. How is this possible? In China leaving your child in the peoples square so they will be picked up by the police and put up for adoption is ilegal. We were not given any information as to who my daugter's chinese parents were. I assumed they did not know themselves. This will be a mystery that she will have to live with all her life.

Aug. 24 2012 02:42 PM
Adoptive Mom from central NJ

The homes in which adopted children live are usually called "adoptive homes." We don't use the term "surrogate homes."

Aug. 24 2012 01:30 PM
Sadie from New York

Do any of the girls have Asian adopted parents? Do they think it would have made any difference in their feelings if their adopted parents were Asian?

Aug. 24 2012 01:15 PM

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