In her documentary début, Sonia Godding Togobo shares the story of Judith Craig as she returns to Haiti, the land of her birth and where she was adopted by a white Canadian family.  In search of her birth parents, Craig shares her intimate journey of adoption and how she wants to give back to other children and parents who are experiencing the same family dynamic.

The aftermath of the horrific earthquake in Haiti in 2010 highlighted the need of trans-racial adoption and benefits of wealthy nations assisting families in poorer nations.  This incident motivated Judith Craig to become even more involved in adoptions.

Adopted ID examines the issue of transnational and trans-racial adoption.  Having been abandoned on the side of a road at birth, Craig strives to share her story with the world while hoping to reunite with her biological parents.

Adopted ID premieres at Hot Docs Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), July 19th at 6:30 pm.  I hope to see you there!

About Sonia Godding Togobo

sonia_smalSonia Godding Togobo has worked in broadcast television for the last decade. With broadcast credits in Canada and England and having shot films in both Haiti and Ghana, Sonia has worked on a wide range of programs.

In 2001, after graduating from Humber’s Film and Television program, Sonia went on to work in numerous post   before settling at Nelvana – North America’s largest animation distributor.  While at Nelvana, she independently worked on short films, music videos and documentaries.
In 2007, she shot and edited her first documentary We Had a Dream, in Accra, Ghana. Later that year, she also shot her second film, Adopted ID about a transracially adopted Canadian who returns to Haiti in search of her biological family. This is Sonia’s first feature length documentary.She is the co-founder of SunStar Worldwide – a media and personal development company.

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