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Kids' r!ghts : the business of adoption.

Dudko, Michael, (film director,, film producer,, screenwriter.). Olga Rudnieva, (film director,, film producer.). John, Elton. (Added Author). Furnish, David. (Added Author). Pelzer, David J. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 94 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Cinema Libre Studio : 2013.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Michael Dudko.
Participant or Performer Note:
Sir Elton John, David Furnish, Dave Pelzer, Paul R. Ehrlichy, Jason de Parle, Francesca Polini, Janet M. Currie, James Chau.
Summary, etc.:
Adopting a child means undergoing rigorous assessment marked by bureaucracy, paperwork and, often, an outlay of cash. Filmmakers Michael Dudko and Olga Rudnieva ask themselves if they are fit for parenthood after they personally witness Sir Elton John and David Furnish's failure to adopt. Their investigation of the regulations, cultural prejudices, and child trafficking policies behind the process takes them from the slums of Ukraine, through China, and the US. They speak with prospective parents, social workers, lawyers, psychologists, and adoption agencies to find a flawed system that allows millions of orphans to languish in foster care and learn that children lack the most basic human rights.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Adoption.
Adoption > Corrupt practices.
Wrongful adoption.
Children's rights.

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