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Title Wo ai ni Mommy = I love you, Mommy / produced and directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal ; consulting producers, Judith Helfand, Jean Tsien ; a co-production of American Documentary/POV and the Diverse Voices Project, presented in association with Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) ; produced by Eye Wang Pictures
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016


Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 77 min.) : sound, color
Summary From 2000-2008, China was the leading country for U.S. international adoptions. There are now approximately 70,000 Chinese children being raised in the United States. Wo Ai Ni Mommy explores what happens when an older Chinese girl is adopted into an American family. This film reveals the complicated gains and losses that are an inherent aspect of international, transracial adoption. In 2007 Donna and Jeff Sadowsky of Long Island, New York submitted their dossier to adopt eight-year old Fang Sui Yong from Guangzhou, China. From the very first moment Sui Yong meets her new mother, Donna, we get a real sense of the emotional confusion and loss Sui Yong experiences, as adoption workers translate their first words of communication. This day will change Sui Yong's life, forever. Language, habits, food, everything she knows will never be the same. Her new life in America is filled with happiness and confusion. As she struggles to survive in this new world, we witness her transform into a lively, outspoken American. Sui Yong has become someone neither she nor Donna could have imagined. In a sense, she's the same girl Donna met in Guangzhou all those months ago - and yet she's utterly different
Notes Title from title frames
Originally produced in 2009 and broadcast as a segment of POV on August 31, 2010
Credits Director of photography, Stephanie Wang-Breal, Donny Tam ; editor, Gigi Wong ; original music, Paul Goldman
Performer Featuring: Amanda Baden; Roman, Tammy and Michelle Lopez; Marie and Phoebe Parmer; Donna, Jeff, Jason, Jared, Faith and Darah Sadowsky; Tracy, Shawn and Jordan Smith; Barbara Tjiong
Notes In English with some Chinese with subtitles in English
Subject Sadowsky family.
SUBJECT Sadowsky family fast
Subject Interracial adoption -- United States
Intercountry adoption -- United States
Intercountry adoption.
Interracial adoption.
Adoptees -- United States.
Adoptees -- China
Intercountry adoption
Interracial adoption
SUBJECT United States.
Subject China
United States
Genre/Form documentary film.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Documentary films
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Documentaires télévisés.
Émissions télévisées autres que de fiction.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Form Streaming video
Author Wang-Breal, Stephanie, film director, producer.
Wong, Gigi. editor.
Helfand, Judith, 1964- producer.
Tsien, Jean, producer.
Eye Wang Pictures.
American Documentary, Inc.
Diverse Voices Project.
Center for Asian American Media.
New Day Films.
Other Titles I love you, Mommy
OTHER TI POV (Television program)