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Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy
by Stephanie Wang-Breal

Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/woainimommy
National PBS Premiere on POV
Tuesday, August 31 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

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-Breal’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 — neither her new family nor she — could have imagined. A co-production of American Documentary/POV and the Diverse Voices Project, presented in association with the Center for Asian American Media, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Visit the POV website to learn more about international adoption and watch the filmmaker interview, along with other special features.
Participate in a live chat and share your thoughts about Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy on Wednesday, September 1 at 2 PM EST, the day after the broadcast of Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy. The live chat will feature Faith and Donna Sadowsky, Dr. Amanda Baden, expert in transnational adoption, and filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal.
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Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy will be streaming online September 1, 2010 to November 30, 2010.

Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Educational Foundation of America, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Fledgling Fund, FACT and public television viewers. Funding for POV's Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KCET Los Angeles, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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