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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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