Struggle for Identity: Issues in Transracial Adoption
Synopsis: STRUGGLE FOR IDENTITY: ISSUES IN TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION is a thought-provoking 20-minute video presenting a group of adoptees who discuss their experiences growing up in transracial adoptive families. They delve into complex issues such as confronting stereotypes, fitting in with their culture of origin and learning to define themselves in terms of race and culture. Included in the video are interviews with several adoptive parents who discuss the obstacles they faced in raising children of a different race. The compelling voices of experience are touching and often brutally honest in their observations.
Widely considered the definitive video on the subject, Struggle has been incorporated into county and state training and recruitment programs across the U.S. and has been seen in countries around the world. Available on this special edition DVD are never-before-seen bonus scenes, transcripts and articles, a new high quality transfer of the original program, and an all new 20-minute companion film.