Approved for Adoption

Approved for Adoption

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Hailed as "Captivating" by the Los Angeles Times and "Superb!" by the Wall Street Journal, this award-winning animated documentary traces the unconventional upbringing of filmmaker Jung Henin, a Korean child adopted by a Western family after the end of the Korean War.. Humorous and poetic animated vignettes track Jung from the day he first meets his blond siblings, through elementary school, and into his teenage years, when his emerging sense of identity begins to create fissures at home and ignite the latent biases of his adoptive parents. The filmmaker tells his story using his own animation intercut with snippets of super-8 family footage and archival film. The result is an animated memoir like no other: clear-eyed and unflinching, humorous and wry, and above all, inspiring in the capacity of the human heart.. Winner of the Audience Award and the UNICEF Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Gandhi's Glasses Award - Special Mention at the Torino Film Festival. "Dazzling! Incredibly moving." - Screen International. "A story of incredible resilience and great courage!" - Le Figaro
Publisher: GKIDS Films, 2012.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (75 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound


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