MIPCOM Picks 2012: Echoes
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.
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