Somewhere Between

Filmmaker Linda Goldstein Knowlton's documentary offers an unvarnished look at the awkwardness involved when Chinese-born adoptees in the U.S. seek to reconnect with their original culture and birth families, and as they struggle to forge an identity for themselves as adults. Knowlton, herself the mother of a child adopted from China, follows the lives of four teenage girls in different parts of the country, one of whom is a devout evangelical Christian. She also charts the varied levels of interest those profiled display toward their homeland.

Watch out for: Mature themes.

Rated: The Catholic News Service classification is A-II - adults and adolescents. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2012