2-Pack Set Now Available for Purchase!
film, which chronicles four adopted teenagers from across
the United States as they share their stories about
family, race and identity, is now available for purchase.
The 2-disc set includes a bonus film, Beyond Somewhere
Between, which features interviews with adoption professionals
speaking about some of the challenges that international
adoptees face in the U.S.
Films will automatically give our organization 10% of
In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America,
this deeply moving documentary from Linda Goldstein
Knowlton (The World According to Sesame Street) illustrates
that even the most specific of experiences can be universally
relatable. Of the roughly 80,000 girls who have been
adopted from China since 1989a decade after China
implemented its One Child Policythe film intimately
follows four teenagers: Haley, Jenna, Ann and Fang.
These four wise-beyond-their-years yet typical American
teens reveal a heartbreaking sense of self-awareness
as they attempt to answer the uniquely human question,
Who am I? They meet and bond with other
adoptees, some journey back to China to reconnect with
the culture, and some reach out to the orphaned girls
left behind. Issues of belonging, race and gender are
brought to life through these articulate subjects, who
approach life with honesty and open hearts.
from adoptive parents and adoptees:
finished watching both movies. Beyond was very thought
It was really nice to see and hear what
some adoptees go through. I know that my wife and I
will be there when our girls have those questions, and
it will be nice to have something that we can show them
when they do and we can show them they are not alone.
watched the film! Love it! I'm also adopted from China!
So it was great to see and hear others history or thoughts
about being adopted from China! Love from Norway!
got my copy from Amazon yesterday and I've watched it
twice already, once with my Mom. My soon to be five
year old daughter is from Jiangxi Province. What a wonderful
resource this is for me as a Mama to a Daughter of China.
I plan to watch this with her when she's older. Thank
you for making this powerful documentary.
filmmakers recommend the film to teenagers, aged 14
and up, due to the fact that a lot of emotional drama
unfolds as the girls search for their identities, both
in the US and China. The director is sensitive to the
tensions associated with the search for ones birth
parents, and the effect that seeing these tensions and
conflicts unfold on-screen may have on younger adoptees.
However, it is of course every parents right to
decide whats appropriate for their child at any