in theaters: adoption documentary somewhere between

Somewhere Between, directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton, is a feature documentary that follows four Chinese American adopted teenage girls and their struggles for identity. I haven't had a moment to watch it yet (to be totally honest, I've a had a screener sitting on my desk for a while) but I'm told that it's a thoughtful, moving film and I'd like to help get the word out.

Here's the trailer:

Here's some more information about the film:
In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton (THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SESAME STREET) has created a deeply moving documentary illustrating that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable. Of the roughly 80,000 girls who have been adopted from China since 1989—a decade after China implemented its One Child Policy—the film intimately follows four teenagers: Haley, Jenna, Ann, and Fang. These four wise-beyond-their-years, yet typical American teens, reveal a heartbreaking sense of self-awareness as they attempt to answer the uniquely human question, “Who am I?” They meet and bond with other adoptees, some journey back to China to reconnect with the culture, and some reach out to the orphaned girls left behind. In their own ways, all attempt to make sense of their complex identities. Issues of belonging, race, and gender are brought to life through these articulate subjects, who approach life with honesty and open hearts.
The film is currently wrapping up a theatrical run in New York City, and opens Friday, September 14 at the Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles, with more theaters and cities in the weeks to come.

For further information about Somewhere Between, including future screenings, visit the film's website and follow updates on the Facebook page.

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