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By Laura JanvierChina’s one family, one child policy has children getting placed in orphanages at very young ages. On top of being an orphan, being female is another challenge. In a country where being male is seen as superior and the “better gender,” females need to try five times as hard to be considered equals to their counter parts.
In the documentary Somewhere Between, directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton, four girls beat the odds and show society that they’re not going to let being female or adopted hold them back. Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California and Tennessee are the only homes Jenna, Haley, Ann and Jenni know. They were all adopted from Chinese orphanages in the 1990s and are going through a journey of self-identity to try and figure out who they are and where they came from.
The film does an excellent job at illustrating the girls’ different views on wanting to find their birth parents. To some it’s more important and to others, it’s just a passing thought. These women are educated, well spoken and strong females who let viewers into their world, and give people a look inside their struggles, fears and goals.
Viewers will enjoy the story telling, music selection and honest testimonials from the girls. They share a sense of unity and understanding of the life they were given from their adopted parents and an appreciation for being wanted and loved.
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