It’s a sunny. brisk day here in St. Paul, Minnesota. And while Aselefech and I will indeed visit the Mall of America, we are here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes primarily to attend the Minnesota Transracial Film Festival tonight, and then tomorrow, the first adoptee-led, adoptee-focused conference ever: Reframing the Adoption Discourse.
Info about the Film Festival program (including clips) is here.
Here’s the lineup for tonight. Click on the film title for more information about each film.
Memory of Forgotten War
Directed and Produced by Ramsay Liem and Deann Borshay Liem
Short, 37 minutes
Where Are You Going, Thomas?
Film by Jaikyoung Choi
Short, 30 minutes
Searching for Go-Hyang
Directed and Produced by Tammy Chu (Tolle)
Co-Producer: Una Kim
Short, 31 minutes
PANEL DISCUSSION featuring Deann Borshay Liem and Ramsay Liem, Angela and Bryan Tucker, Thomas Park Clement, Dawn Tomlinson, Jenni Fang Lee
Directed and Produced by Bryan Tucker
Feature, 73 minutes
The first 3 are related to Korean adoption, and the last is about US adoption. All are examinations of the impact of transracial adoptions. (Note: I’ve written about Closure here. I’m a big fan of this amazing, beautifully done documentary.)
I’m looking forward to watching all these films, and I’m especially interested in the panel which includes the filmmakers and subjects of the films. Jenni Fang Lee is a panelist; she was in the acclaimed documentary Somewhere Between.
Follow the Film Festival on Twitter at #MNTRFF and tomorrow’s conference at #APRC2013.