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Documentary Feature | 98 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2021
on 10/9/2021
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Directed by
Amanda Lipitz

Produced by
Anita Gou
Amanda Lipitz
Jane Zheng
Jenny Raskin
Jamie Schutz


World Premiere

2021 | English | USA

Three American teenage girls, each adopted from China, come across a life-changing discovery after a commercial DNA service informs them that they are cousins. The online reunion sparks a burning desire to visit China, in an attempt to understand their past and to come to terms with what has transpired. Their journey marks the cousins’ first in-person meeting, and they band together in search of the answers that hold the key to their past. Documentary filmmaker Amanda Lipitz (STEP) elegantly sheds light on the resilience of teenage girls and the histories that bind us as we confront our unspoken pasts in order to face uncharted futures.