What does blood have to do with identity? Kendra Mylnechuk, an adult Native adoptee, born in 1980 at the cusp of the enactment of the Indian Child Welfare Act, is on a journey to reconnect with her birth family and discover her Lummi heritage.
RootsOctober 1, 2010
A probate lawyer handles the will and testament of his recently deceased elderly clients and uncovers a shocking secret about their middle-aged son's unusual roots.
DaddyJuly 1, 2015
When he finds out his girl is pregnant, a troubled teen changes his ways and tries passionately to prepare for fatherhood, but he has an extremely hard time coping with the unexpected challenge.
Sentimental JourneyMarch 17, 1984
A precocious child has a profound effect on the lives of a successful Broadway producer and her husband.
I Think You've Been Looking for MeMay 1, 2018
After 48 years of emotional longing, a mother meets her son who she relinquished at birth. In the months after the reunion, Dorothy and Joe must overcome nearly five decades of separation in order to reconnect.
Through divorce, adoption and second marriages, none of the children in the Van Wijk family have the same biological parents.
Geographies of KinshipNovember 10, 2019
In this powerful tale about the rise of Korea’s global adoption program, four adult adoptees return to their country of birth and reconnect with their roots, mapping the geographies of kinship that bind them to a homeland they never knew.
PalmsMarch 6, 2014
A foster child is in search of a forever family who is holding his heart in the palm of their hands.
Moon ChildOctober 12, 2018
A movie about two women who are mothers to the same child, and a child who belongs to two different worlds.
All My FathersFebruary 16, 2010
Jan's father is not his father at all. The directors knows this and takes this fact as the starting point for a very personal documentary film project about the search for his biological father(s).
DawnlandJune 14, 2018
They were forced to assimilate into white society: children ripped away from their families, depriving them of their culture and erasing their identities. Can reconciliation help heal the scars from childhoods lost? "Dawnland" is the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the US through the nation's first-ever government-endorsed truth and reconciliation commission, which investigated the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on the Wabanaki people.
Little White LieMarch 3, 1945
An orphan is uncertain whether she wants to remain with her adoptive family or return to the orphanage.
A Kind of FamilyJanuary 1, 1992
This feature documentary tells the complex and touching story of Winnipeg city councilor Glen Murray and his 17-year-old adopted son Mike, whose struggles with addiction and behavioural problems cyclically repeat. Glen, now an Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament, was one of the first openly gay elected politicians in Canada. He adopted Mike during an era when homophobic stereotypes often prevented gay men and women from adopting children. Glen and Mike's relationship is always tenuous and always turbulent as they struggle to define themselves together and alone.
Boy Boy Girl GirlApril 30, 2018
A dark comedy about a gay couple trying to adopt a newborn from a drug-addict and her abusive girlfriend.
Achanum BappayumJuly 21, 1972
The film tells the story of a Hindu man who adopts a Muslim child and allows her to follow Muslim traditions.