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Deann Borshay Liem directs this first-person account of her bicultural identity as a South Korean adoptive child of a white family from San Francisco. The film opens with Liem recalling her happy childhood in her American family. She never questioned the information in her adoption file, which asserts that she was placed into an orphanage after her mother and father had died. She emphasizes that she always felt completely accepted by the Borshays, who were regular contributors to an international fund for orphans before adopting the little baby named Cha Jung Hee and renaming her Deann. However, when Deann reached adulthood, she discovered some shocking facts about her past. Upon investigating her adoption file, she found pictures of two little girls -- one was named Cha Jung Hee, but the one who looked the most like Deann was named Ok Chin. More than learning that she was not the person she thought she was, her investigation unearthed the story of the family she never knew and the series of events that brought Ok Chin to America. This film was screened at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast

Crew

Deann Borshay Liem
Director
Deann Borshay Liem
Producer
Deann Borshay Liem
Screenwriter
Vivien Hillgrove
Screenwriter
Michael Chin
Cinematographer
Vivien Hillgrove
Editor
Vivian Kleiman
Executive Producer
Sara Chin
Sound/Sound Designer
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