A STORY OF ONE’S OWN
Available only in the US | From Monday, October 30th at 12 pm EST until Monday, November 6th 12 pm EST
Five adoptees from Brazil, Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Australia and South Korea share their common experiences of being separated from their birth families and communities and raised abroad.
About the director
Amandine Gay is a director, producer, and author that is focused on reclaiming the narrative, both for herself and the communities she belongs to. Following Speak Up – her first self-produced and self-distributed film which gives voice to 24 Black francophone women – released in French, Belgian and Swiss theaters in 2017 and in Canada in 2018; she releases a second feature length documentary, A Story of One’s Own. This archival film on transnational and transracial adoption from the perspective of 5 adult adoptees is released in French theaters in June 2021 and at the Cinémathèque québécoise in August 2022. In 2021, she publishes her first book, A Chocolate Doll, an autobiographical essay on adoption with editions La Découverte (France) and Remue-Ménage (Quebec). In 2022, she moves back to Montreal as a permanent resident and starts a Black-owned production company: Caïssa Productions.