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This is just a small selection of adoption-related film, music, magazines books and art projects. If you know of any adoption-related art and media projects which belong here, please email us at info@kaian.org.au

BOOKS, MAGAZINES, ARTICLES AND JOURNALS

GAZILLION VOICES (LAND OF GAZILLION ADOPTEES)

Quite possibly the richest online magazine for the broader adoptee community, including articles, research, film reviews, podcasts and more from highly experienced contributors.
www.gazillionvoices.com

HOW DEEPLY HUMANS CAN MISS PEOPLE WE’VE NEVER EVEN MET

A powerful article from a Korean adoptee journalist who was unsuccessful in her search for her birth parents.
www.mamamia.com.au/social/searching-for-your-family

POPULAR BOOKS ABOUT KOREAN ADOPTION

A list of some of the most recent and popular books about Korean adoption – from research texts to first person accounts by adoptees, parents who have given their children up for adoption and the adoptive parents.
www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/korean-adoption

AE RAN WON: SUPPORTING UNMARRIED WOMEN & THEIR CHILDREN

This not-for-profit organisation has published two remarkable and moving books of letters and personal stories from Korean relinquishing mothers. All proceeds support pregnant and single mothers in Korea.
www.aeranwon.com/our-books.php

TEN THINGS ADOPTEES WANT YOU TO KNOW

This article presents a list of  ‘Ten Things Adoptees Want You to Know’ by an American domestic adoptee and family therapist.
www.huffingtonpost.com/lesli-johnson/adoption_b_2161590.html

WHY A GENERATION OF ADOPTEES IS RETURNING TO SOUTH KOREA

An extended piece from Maggie Jones for the New York Times about Korean adoptees returning to Korea.
http://nyti.ms/1zaMKMH

ART, THEATRE, MUSIC AND PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO ESSAY: KOREAN ADOPTION

Moving photos of the world of Korean adoption from Jeanne Modderman, a freelancephotographer based in the Washington, D.C. area.
http://busanhaps.com/photo-essay-korean-adoption/

LIGHT OF DAY STORIES

A personal blog featuring a wide range of adoptee art, writing and creative articles about sharing adoptee experience and ways of expressing individual journeys.
http://lightofdaystories.com/category/adoptee-art/

DEBUT PLAY: MIDDLE BROTHER

American adoptee Eric Sharp is one of the growing number of Korean adoptee actors and playwrights telling their stories through theatre.
http://iamkoream.com/eric-sharp-draws-on-his-personal-adoptee-experiences-for-debut-play-middle-brother/

VOICES FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE

THE LOST DAUGHTERS

A collaborative project by female adoptee writers, including American Korean adoptee Mila, creator of the popular blog ‘Yoon’s Blur’.
www.thelostdaughters.com

WHY I AM NOT PRO-ADOPTION

Guest post by the adoptive mother of Grace Newton, American Chinese adoptee and creator of the blog.
https://redthreadbroken.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/why-i-an-adoptive-parent-am-not-pro-adoption/

FILM, VIDEO AND DOCUMENTARIES

FIRST PERSON PLURAL

A documentary about a Korean adoptee who grew up in California in the 1960s – 1980s and her experience in finding and uniting her adoptive and biological families.
www.pbs.org/pov/firstpersonplural/

POPULAR KOREAN ADOPTEE VIDEOS

A collection of various interviews, short documentaries and other videos about, by and for Korean adoptees.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptGKw4rJXiw&list=PLaid1-s8a4PseGTvIKnqcGe9NTbloZDmO

GEOGRAPHIES IN KINSHIP: THE KOREAN ADOPTION STORY

This film chronicles the stories of several Korean adoptees as they discover their roots and what those discoveries mean to the people they have become.
http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/interview-new-film-korean-adoptees-search-roots-redefine-family-tree

ADOPTED

‘Adopted’ is a documentary by Barb Lee, profiling two families at opposite ends of the intercountry adoption journey and the subtle challenges they face. Full documentary is now available on Youtube!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYI686su6PY

APPROVED FOR ADOPTION

A beautiful autobiographical documentary by Belgian Korean adoptee Jung Henin, combining animation and live footage.
http://widehouse.org/film/approved-for-adoption/

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