Must See TV: POV – Wo Ai Ni (I Love You), Mommy
PBS will broadcast their POV special entitled Wo Ai Ni (I Love You), Mommy on Tuesday, August 31st.
The documentary looks at the adoption of 8-year-old Fang Sui Yong from China and the difficulties that adopted children, particularly older orphans, face in finding their identity in a new and unfamiliar world.
From the PBS synopsis:
What is it like to be torn from your Chinese foster family, put on a plane with strangers and wake up in a new country, family and culture? Stephanie Wang-Brealâ€™s Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy is the story of Fang Sui Yong, an 8-year-old orphan, and the Sadowskys, the Long Island Jewish family that travels to China to adopt her. Sui Yong is one of 70,000 Chinese children now being raised in the United States. Through her eyes, we witness her struggle with a new identity as she transforms from a timid child into someone that no one â€” neither her new family nor she â€” could have imagined.
Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy is an honest look at the ups-and-downs of international adoption and is highly recommended by those who are familiar with Chinese adoption.
PBS has the broadcast schedule online or you can search your listings for the title, POV, on August 31st.