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Download the discussion guide for the documentary Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy: Discussion Guide

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Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy follows the Sadowskys, a Jewish family from Long Island, New York, as they journey to China to adopt 8-year-old Fang Sui Yong. Sui Yong’s is not an entirely unique story. There are now approximately 70,000 Chinese adoptees being raised in the United States. What is unusual here, however, is that viewers witness Sui Yong’s first encounters with her new parents and her sometimes unsettling shift from being Chinese to identifying herself as an American.

This film is an honest and intimate portrait of loss and gain. As an outreach tool it raises important questions about cultural preservation, transracial and international adoption, parenting, family and what it means to be an American, what it means to be Chinese and what it means to be white.

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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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