“More Than Just Love- A Dad’s Transcultural Adoption Story ”
A First Person Documentary Film
Directed by Jeffrey Mead
To watch a clip of the film, go to the film’s web site.
After fifteen years of loving my daughters Emma, from Korea, and Anya, from India, I realized transcultural adoption is more complex than I had thought.
While struggling to prepare my teenage daughters for adulthood, I discovered I had been colorblind to race in my family. This awareness was pretty unnerving—especially because it’s so hard to grasp. Being white is a lot like having blinders on.
The film chronicles my abrupt awakening and gradual enlightenment. My newfound mission is for Emma and Anya to see themselves as Korean- and Indian-American, not assimilated. I learn about abandonment, racism, white privilege, and ultimately, myself.
Wow, how strange. I JUST wrote about that word assimilation in the context of adoption. The word is horrifying to me. I look forward to watching this.
This has potential… I wonder how it will be received in the larger community once it is released?