The trailer above is from Somewhere Between. It looks inside the lives of children adopted from China, and their unique experiences in the USA.
They fall within a cultural no man’s land. In the USA they find that a lack of clear-cut cultural identity poses issues of acceptance.
Culture is at conflict within oneself.
Alex Touloukian is a college bound teen of Chinese heritage. She was adopted by an American family in California. She wrote a story about her recent trip to China in the Huffington Post. She was able to re-identify and reconnect with places she saw only as a baby. But most of all, she felt more comfortable identifying as an adoptee.
With stories like Alexandra Touloukian’s, and those of the girls from Somewhere Between, we can grasp a few things: The world is a culturally diverse place, and we can be less assuming about someone’s cultural heritage. And we can also see how China’s one-child policy has forced a lot of disfavored girl babies to find homes in other lands.