POV on PBS: series of adoption documentaries

August 2, 2010 adoptee perspective 0 Comments

PBS will be broadcasting a series of four documentaries about adoption in the coming weeks as a part of their POV (Point of View) series, with the first episode airing August 10th. 
The first will be First Person Plural, which will first be aired on August 10th. It is the story of a woman adopted in the 1960’s from Korea and what happened as she began to remember her birth family. The PBS website describes it as “a poignant essay on family, loss and the reconciling of two identities.”
The second will be Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy, which is first scheduled to air on August 31st. It is the story of an 8 year-old girl adopted from China by an American family. The story is told through the eyes of the little girl as she struggles with her new identity after leaving her foster family and culture behind.
Off and Running is the third offering in the POV series. It is scheduled to first air on September 7th. This story is about a young African-American woman adopted transracially and her struggles with her identity and her estrangement from black culture. 
The final offering is In The Matter of Cha Jung Hee which is scheduled to first air on September 14th. This documentary is another story about a Korean woman who was adopted in the 1960’s and her search to find the truth about her past. 
Thanks to WACAP for this great information.

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