Wo Ai Ni Mommy
Part of the Citi Series on Asia in America
Dir. Stephanie Wang-Breal.
USA. 2010. 76 min. Digibeta.
Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy is the compelling story of a young Chinese girl's journey from an orphanage in Guangzhou, China to a Jewish American family in Long Island. Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal follows Donna Sadowsky to Guangzhou to adopt the eight-year old Fang Sui Yong, who is now Faith Sadowsky. The film documents the emotional confusion, language barrier, and cultural shock experienced by little Faith, as well as the struggles and joy experienced by the family.
Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker and Donna and Faith Sadowsky.
"Vivid personalities and a sharp eye for telling detail make this well-packaged docu an ingratiating winner."'Dennis Harvey, Variety
"First-time director Wang-Breal captures both the reality and the truth of her subjects' encounters and the clash of cultures."'Janos Gereban, San Francisco Examiner
"Unlike most popular feature films, Wo ai ni Mommy will stay with you."'Janos Gereban, San Francisco Examiner
Co-presented with Families with Children from China.