Adoptees in the Wild: Season 1 – NY Screening & Discussion
Join Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI), Also-Known-As, Inc., Korean American Story, Modern Family Center and Young Leadership Committee at Spence-Chapin, and Land of Gazillion Adoptees as they co-host a screening of John Sanvidge’s Adoptees in the Wild: Season 1. The film follows adoptees in New York City, uncovering their adoption stories and the different ways in which they have come to terms with their personal experiences. The film also features two adoption events that were held in Minnesota in 2013 – The Minnesota Transracial Film Festival and the Adoption Policy and Reform Collaborative Conference.
April Dinwoodie, Chief Executive of DAI, will moderate a panel discussion immediately after the screening. Panelists include: Karen Bromley, James Lane, Benjamin Lundberg, Andy Mara, and Julie Young.
“As adoptees, telling our own stories in our own voices is essential, not only because it’s a way to share experiences and learn about our history, but because stories help transform ourselves and restructure our inner world.” – Deann Borshay Liem, Filmmaker of First Person Plural, In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee, and the upcoming Geographies of Kinship