Regisseur/Director: Xiangxia van den Ham (Xiangxia Films)
Producent/Producer: VICE MEDIA NETHERLANDS
The 22-year-old Chinese adoptee Xiangxia (who was adopted to The Netherlands) starts her search to her Chinese identity. From a comfortable environment in Hong Kong, she enters an unknown world, her birth country China. Xiangxia tries to find out what happened in the first year of her life before she was adopted. During this journey Xiangxia encounters various obstacles due to incomplete information about her past, the language barrier, and China’s complicated politics of population planning. Xiangxia undertakes different activities to find out. She gradually discovers the truth about herself.
Xiangxia’s search represents the unpredictable journey which more than a hundred thousand Chinese adoptees face when searching for their identity.