From Maria Quiroga, the director:
"Las Hijas" is a documentary about three young women who were adopted from Colombia as infants.
Laura, Tanya and Kris were among the first generation of adoptees from that country. They were raised
by families in the New York City / New Jersey area. First as children and then as adults, they seek to
establish their sense of identity.
Many programs and films on adoption glorify the
subject and only speak about its positive points. It is important
to tell the whole story, the positive and the negative. "Las Hijas" was
filmed over a four-year period in New York and Colombia. It is
a documentary that touches upon all three angles of the adoption
triangle: The adoptee, the adoptive family and the biological family. It
also brings to light the struggles that are inherent with international
More about the movie here