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Love is Not Enough

Synopsis
Follows three adult adoptees as they describe how being transracially adopted has affected their lives. "My adolescence was the most important years for defining my identity and trying to find a happy medium between being brought up by white parents and being black in Britain"; Follows Dele, a young man of Nigerian origin, as he describes his teenage years growing up in Bristol.
"If I’m walking in the street people see this Chinese person, but it’s more than skin deep and that’s what I have lacking. I don’t know what it is to be Chinese. I can only guess at that.." Follows Sue as her search for identity takes her back to her country of origin, Hong Kong.
"...I needed to be put back in touch with my black relatives to redress the balance, because for 20 odd years it had been white people, white people, white people". Follows Paul, a young mixed-race man, as he traces first his white mother and then his black father.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2004
Year of production
2000
Subjects
Social Studies
Keywords
adoption and fostering; racial identity; transracial adoption

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£10.00 hire £25.00 sale
Availability
Sale Hire
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2005

Production Company

Name

Infactuation Productions

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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