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Camille Billops & James Hatch
1991
Color
55 minutes
US
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Finding Christa

This documentary presents a moving yet unsentimental view of motherhood and adoption. It explores the feelings surrounding the reunion of a young woman with her natural mother 20 years after being given up for adoption. The reunion is between filmmaker Cmille Billops and her and her own daughter. Facing the re-encounter with mixed emotions, Billops interrogates her family and friends as well as her own motivations behind the decision. The result is an original and personal film that challenges societal biases about adoption and offers new insight on mother-daughter relationships.

Reviews
"Full of expressions of sponteneous emotion, it is terrifically artful"
- Vincent Canby, NEW YORK TIMES


Awards
  • Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival


  • Screenings
  • One Way or Another: Black Women's Cinema, BAMcinematek, 2016
  • We Wanted A Revolution, Brooklyn Museum, 2017

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