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 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.