MADE IN CHINA
By Ciana Henderson
In attempts to control China’s rapid population growth, the One Child Policy was enforced by its government in 1979. Customary to the Chinese culture, boys were more valuable than girls, which left approximately 267 000 children adopted out to North American and European families. Made in China brings to life some of the voices affected by this movement: four girls, all abandoned at birth, but with stories as unique as their DNA. As their mid-twenties quickly approach, they urgently chase answers to questions they never knew they had. Equally frustrated and equally excited, they are bonded by the fact not one of them knows their chapters 1-4.
MENTOR: Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman