This month, CCI is honored to host a CCI Adoptee Only Chat featuring Amanda Sparso, Chinese adoptee and director of the animated short “Yuanfen.” She will be online to talk with members about the inspiration and creative process for her animated short “Yuanfen.”
“Yuanfen is a story of adoption as seen through the eyes of a child, and I hope that it will serve as a story of love, hope, and reassurance for the millions of children in orphanages and foster care institutions worldwide.”
Appeared as a guest speaker at FCCNY’s Asian American Convention 2018 to speak about my short film, Yuanfen, while meeting with children and families from the adoption community.
“Since the film’s release, Sparso has done just that. Several organizations and online communities for Chinese adoptees and their families have invited her to guest chats, allowing other adoptees to not only see themselves in the media, but as people empowered to define the media’s representation of adoption.”
“Besides getting to tell a story that is close to my heart, this project pushed me to learn more than I thought possible in such as short amount of time.”