Adoption Stories Front and Center on P.O.V.

Posted on September 7, 2010
This month, P.O.V. presents two ITVS-funded documentaries about adoption including Off and Running and In The Matter of Cha Jung Hee. Off and Running airs tonight on P.O.V. (check local listings) and follows Avery, an African American teenager and the adopted daughter of two Jewish lesbian moms in Brooklyn. On a quest to meet her birth mother in Texas, Avery begins to uncover the missing pieces of her identity. Watch the trailer for Off and Running: Check out some behind-the-scenes footage from ITVS on the music presented in the film: Continuing with P.O.V.’s month of films about adoption, watch out for In the Matter of Cha Junge Hee, airing next Tuesday, September 15 (check local listings). Filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem goes on a quest to search for her “double” — a girl named Cha Jung Hee — in an attempt to resolve a case of mistaken identity after a South Korean orphanage switched their identities. Watch the trailer below…


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