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Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy

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PBS Premiere: August 31, 2010


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. (90 minutes)

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TAGS: adoption, adoptive parents, asian, children, china, chinese american, family, international adoption, new york

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Film Information

Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy (90 min.)

Premiere Date: August 31, 2010

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Stephanie Wang-Breal Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Filmmaker Statement


Stephanie Wang-Breal
Stephanie Wang-Breal

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Critical Acclaim

Vivid personalities and a sharp eye for telling detail make this well-packaged docu an ingratiating winner.”

— Dennis Harvey,

Best U.S. Feature at the 2010 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival”


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