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Approved for Adoption

This outstanding animated documentary traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one in all 1000’s of Korean youngsters adopted by Western households after the top of the Korean Struggle. It’s the story of a boy stranded between two cultures. Animated vignettes – some humorous and a few poetic – observe Jung from the day he first meet his new blond siblings, by means of elementary college, and into his teenage years, when his rising sense of id begins to create fissures at house and ignite the latent biases of his adoptive dad and mom. The filmmaker tells his story utilizing his personal animation intercut with snippets of super-Eight household footage and archival movie. The result’s an animated memoir like no different: clear-eyed and unflinching, humorous, and above all, inspiring within the capability of the human coronary heart.

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