I am so excited about this Point of View – PBS Special that I wanted to share it!
Watch the trailer at: http://www.pbs.org/pov/woainimommy/
It is a national PBS Premiere on "Point of View" that airs Tuesday, August 31. (See your local listing for times.)
What is it like to be torn from your Chinese foster family, put on a plane with strangers and wake up in a new country, family and culture? Stephanie Wang-Breal’s Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy is the story of Fang Sui Yong, an 8-year-old orphan, and the Sadowskys, the Long Island Jewish family that travels to China to adopt her. Sui Yong is one of 70,000 Chinese children now being raised in the United States. Through her eyes, we witness her struggle with a new identity as she transforms from a timid child into someone that no one — neither her new family nor she — could have imagined. A co-production of American Documentary/POV and the Diverse Voices Project, presented in association with the Center for Asian American Media, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Participate in a live chat and share your thoughts about Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy on Wednesday, September 1 at 2 PM EST, the day after the broadcast of Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy. The live chat will feature Faith and Donna Sadowsky, Dr. Amanda Baden, expert in transnational adoption, and filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal.