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Somewhere Between (2012)

A documentary on four teenage girls living in different parts of the US and united by one thing: all four were adopted from China due to family situations colliding with the country's "One Child Policy".

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  • Genre: Documentary |
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 772.46M
  • Resolution: 720x400 / 23.976 (24000/1001) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 88
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8/10 
  • MPR: Normal
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The Synopsis for Somewhere Between (2012) 720p

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN tells the intimate stories of four teenaged girls. They live in different parts of the US, in different kinds of families and are united by one thing: all four were adopted from China because all four had birth parents who could not keep them, due to personal circumstances colliding with China's "One Child Policy". These strong young women allow us to grasp what it is like to come-of-age in today's America as trans-racial adoptees. At the same time, we see them as typical American teenagers doing what teenagers everywhere do...struggling to make sense of their lives. Through these young women, and their explorations of who they are, we ourselves pause to consider who we are - both as individuals and as a nation of immigrants. Identity, racism, and gender...these far-reaching issues are explored in the documentary. And with great honesty and courage, these four girls open their hearts to experience love, compassion, and self-acceptance.

The Director and Players for Somewhere Between (2012) 720p

[Director]Linda Goldstein Knowlton

The Reviews for Somewhere Between (2012) 720p

Reviewed byDisturbedPixieVote: 8/10/10

First, I want to say, I am not an adoptive parent, nor am I adoptedmyself. I have met someone who has adopted a girl from China, and amaware of the issues that the one child rule raises for girls in China.

Before this I saw a documentary, "National Geographic: China's LostGirls" which I think is a great film to start with for understandingthe situation, before you become so involved in these personal stories.

I don't believe only a certain type of person can enjoy this film, butI can see how it would help. I personally prefer dramatic socialdocumentaries instead of fictional dramas, because I feel like I amreally getting to know someone and what they have been through. When Icry, I am not crying because of a plausible emotional situation, but Iam crying tears for another person.

This film is incredibly moving. You hear what it is like to be anAmerican, raised by white parents as a Chinese born girl. You get tohear some of their tales of facing racism, and feeling like anoutsider, as well as how glad they are to have the loving family andopportunities they have as middle class adopted Americans.

You get to see one disabled girl get an opportunity to be adopted, aswell as the filmmaker's video of when they adopted their daughter. Youcan see how terrifying it is to be a Chinese girl handed over to whiteparents, while at the same time seeing how much love these parents havefor their new little girls.

One girl wished to find her birth family, and was lucky enough to doso. It is an extremely moving situation when you get a glimpse of howmuch her birth family truly loves her.

This film raises questions that all adopted people have to askthemselves, about whether they want to learn their heritage and whatthat means to them. Certainly, everyone has to choose their own pathand what is important to them in life.

This film encapsulates what it is to be an American to me. It doesn'tmatter what you look like, or your language or where you were born. Itmatters that either you or your family or whomever made a choice foryou to be a part of a culture that has no rules or boundaries. Where weembrace our similarities and differences as people of this world. It'struly a beautiful idea, this nation, where we can come together and seewhere we came from and know wherever we go, we take this journeytogether.

Reviewed byangeleno34Vote: 9/10/10

What is it like to be a little girl, flown out of China with some senseof past home, place and life, then adopted and raised as an American ina secure home with love and good parenting? This skillfully-madedocumentary puts you in the shoes--no, the skins--of four young womenwho, in the words of one, are like bananas, yellow outside and whiteinside. They are all bright, well-educated, hard-working, and grounded,but something is still missing in their lives.

Just what should China mean to them? Is it the tiny but tantalizingpossibility of finding a birth parent, with the surprises that mightbring--a story that has been told many times? Is it the sense of aplace where they visibly fit in? Is it the need to share their feelingswith other kids like themselves? And what of the lingering feelingthat, before they were adopted, they were rejected? You will experienceall these things alongside these young women, as they travel to Europeand China, grow, and open up like flowers. Is it enough to feelChinese, or must she feel like a Dai (minority) person because shelooks like one? Where does that lead her? What does it feel like to bein the stark orphanage that she dimly recalls? And what does she feelwhen she sees a bright little girl like she was, but trapped in a boxin that orphanage because of a disability that could be treated?

I agree with Los Angeles Times reviewer Kenneth Turan, whoseprofessional review I commend to you, that only a stone would not bemoved by this film.

Reviewed bysddavis63 ([email protected])Vote: 8/10/10

In 2005, my wife and I adopted our daughter from Hunan, China. We were(and are) perfectly aware that there would be a lot of questions forher (and us) to deal with as the years went by. Right now, at age 8,our daughter's a pretty typical Canadian girl who knows that she wasborn in China and left outside a school, sent to an orphanage, raisedby a foster family and then adopted by us. She's not expressed greatinterest in China, but we're not going to be surprised if one day shedoes.

"Somewhere Between" was a documentary that we had to watch. It tracesthe journey of several now teenaged girls born in China but adopted byAmericans and raised in the United States. For us, there are some tugat your heart strings moments - especially the shot of the "adoptionroom" in Changsha, Hunan, where we first held our little girl. Thegirls whose stories are being told are remarkably eloquent about theirexperience and about the challenge of being in some ways torn betweentwo worlds - with Chinese skin but American culture. They respond indifferent ways to this, and it's interesting to watch. The filmstresses the importance of having connections with other Chineseadoptees,and pulls no punches about the presence of racism (evensometimes benign racism) in society.

Most interesting is the story of Haley, who returns to China with heradoptive parents and - defying the odds - manages to track down herbirth family. The reunion was touching, but it left me with a lot ofquestions, especially wondering where the relationship goes from there?It was fascinating that, in her case at least, her father wanted tokeep her and it was her mother who actually abandoned her. That's thereverse of what my perception of the situation is. In the midst of thefilm there are questions raised about whether international adoptionshould be allowed. I have no answer for that; I'm simply grateful tohave my daughter.

This is what I would describe as a "niche" film. It has a definiteaudience - the Chinese adoption community, if I can refer to myself andothers who have adopted from or who have been adopted from China, andtheir friends/family. Outside that community, this might be of limitedappeal. (8/10)

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