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This was a great documentary. It was very well produced.
Thought this was incredibly well done. Covered just enough of so many feelings of so many family members over time, the varied challenges that were faced, and how love and grace go a long way to allowing healing to happen. His editing skills are amazing. It is hard to believe so much was packed so skillfully into the time given. First seen on PBS ..so happy to have my own copy now to share with friends and family.
My own personal experiences as a transracial adoptee growing up propelled me to check out this Closure documentary about a woman named Angela Tucker. Angela Tucker is an African American female who was raised by a Caucasian family in Washington. The documentary shows that there is very much a lot of love between Angela and her adoptive parents. Angela’s husband is also interviewed in the documentary and he is shown being very much supportive of her wanting to find her birth parents. Angela successfully finds her birth father Oterus. Fortunately Oterus accepts her into his life and he willingly agrees to have a dna test. It is confirmed (through the dna test)that Oterus is in fact Angela’s biological father. Angela’s journey to finding her biological mother gets offs to a rocky start, I want to say more on what happens between Angela and her mother but must avoid doing so for people seeing this review who want to see the documentary. I was curious to check out this Closure documentary after unintentionally seeing Angela’s story as a trans-racial adoptee featured in an Huffington post article. I was also curious to understand my own journey as Angela bravely tells her own journey because of coming from a transracial family myself (my late adoptive mother was Caucasian French and Cherokee Indian while my adoptive father is Mexican and Aztec Indian). I know for sure that I inherited my Puerto-Rican and Menominee Indian ancestry from my late biological mother (both my late biological mother and maternal grandmother are listed to be on the Menominee Indian tribal rolls in Wisconsin). However, I must admit I’m extremely grateful that I was adopted but deep down there was always an emotional conflict around wanting to know for sure what I was racially from my biological father’s side. I appreciate that my adoptive father raised me as his own daughter (as well as being grateful for my late adoptive mother)and I’m not looking to replace my adoptive father. Rather around age 32 I discovered (from a phone conversation with the man who was purported to be my bio father) that there is not actually a guarantee that he is my biological father despite what some of my family members on my late biological mother’s side may have originally thought (due to the controversial information that my bio mother worked as a prostitute even after I was born and they were still together). He at first politely offered to submit to a dna test in order to help me confirm all of my racial ethnicities and regrettably I at first declined. However, by the time I changed my mind (to confirm all of my racial identities) it was too late because I was no longer able to successfully contact him via phone. However, seeing the bold and brave journey that Angela took around locating both her birth parents (as well as showing appreciation to both her adoptive parents and husband) unexpectedly actually encouraged me to just let go of the whole idea of trying to successfully contact my birth father for a dna test (only for the purposes of confirming my full racial identity not to replace my adoptive father) and to instead just eventually order a dna test where I can find out all of my racial ancestries on my own. I’m very glad and grateful that Angela and her family members courageously shared the Closure documentary and allowed the documentary to be shown for wide public release.
What a awesome life story. I commend her for sharing her journey.
Very touching documentary. I teared-up a few times. Those adoptive parents are very special people.
What a beautiful family... I especially loved Angela. And Bryan. Kudos!
This was an excellent documentary that captivates the viewers attention from beginning to end. It pushes a lot of emotional buttons as the search for Angela's birth mother progresses.
Fast delivery. The person I bought it for was very excited about getting it.
One of our adopted children met his/her birthfamily two years ago. As the adoptive mom, I met the birthfamily 5 months ago. Ours was an international adoption, however there were many similarities between Angela's story (a domestic adoption) and our story (ie. feelings that needed to be processed by different members of the adoption triad). It brought tears to my eyes . . .
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