Please join us for a relaxing evening of film and pizza as we try something slightly different and watch two short documentary films. The films are completely unrelated except for having Chinese adoptees as the central characters.
Twin Sisters tells the moving true story of Mia and Alexandra, twin Chinese infants found in a cardboard box and taken to an orphanage in 2003. Two sets of hopeful parents — from Norway, and Sacramento, California — arrived in China to claim the babies but by a twist of fate, the adopting parents also met each other. Noticing how much the girls looked alike, they wondered if their new daughters might be connected.
A multi award winning film in 2014 including The Best Documentary Film at
Monte Carlo International Television Festival, in 58 minutes this movie poignantly shows audiences the heartbreak and sadness of separation whilst still capturing the often joyful and love filled lives of the adoptees and their adoptive parents.
“Twin Sisters is the story of our notions of family — the genetic ones we inherit and the ones we create.” PBS.org
Trailer for Twin Sisters can be found here
Meet Me on the Bridge
Our second film is a 25 minute BBC documentary that originally aired in 2017, “Meet Me on the Bridge,” details the story of how a letter left with an abandoned baby in Hangzhou, which suggested meeting on a bridge in either 10 or 20 years, brought adoptee Kati Pohler and her biological father and mother, together after more than 20 years of separation.
Kati was adopted as a baby, raised in Michigan and unaware until she was at college that her birth parents had long hoped for a reunion.
The film crew document her journey, honestly and courageously confronting the many sensitive issues including abandonment, fear, guilt and loss facing all involved.
This 2 film are suitable for all ages 14+ and the duration is 85 minutes.
Map and directions here
Security guard will direct your car or taxi to visitor parking and then walk to the north end of the parking to enter the Clubhouse. Follow signs to the Clubhouse lounge on the 6th floor. If you arrive on foot then ask the security guards for the Clubhouse. Paid Parking (with an Octopus card only) is available at Bamboo Grove.