Screening Room

MIPCOM Picks 2012: Echoes

This gripping film from Sun-Kyung Yi examines the stories of Chinese women who gave up their children at birth from three vantage points.
September 25, 2012

Partners: Aysha Productions; distributed by Cargo Film & Releasing

Length: 56 minutes

Airing: Early 2013 (Knowledge Network, TVO, Canada)

Rights available: Worldwide, excluding English Canada

This gripping film from Sun-Kyung Yi (Scenes from a Corner Store, Thai Girls) examines the stories of Chinese women who gave up their children at birth from three vantage points: that of the women who left their babies; a middle-class Canadian mother who adopted a Chinese girl; and another Canadian woman preparing to “pick up” her adopted baby from China. Throughout, Yi draws a sensitive balance between the pain and suffering felt by those who had to abandon their children, and the joy mixed with trepidation felt by those bringing a child into a new family and a new culture.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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