Monthly Archives: August 2010

Vivian and Hubert’s Incredible Adventure: The Return from China

After two intense weeks, the trip comes to an end. The idea of ‘China’, the place where Vivian had been adopted from 15 years earlier is now no longer an abstract idea to her. Vivian has experienced the country’s intense … Continue reading

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Another day from Changfu Chang’s filming journal

August 16, 2010 It was a satisfying and productive day, but not without twists and turns. First, the weather promised to be deceptively good. The scorching 100 degree Fahrenheit sun and its heat seemed to be behind us as we … Continue reading

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From Changfu Chang’s filming journal

August 13, 2010 Today was a big day: morning at the Adoption Center to pick up the invitation in Nanchang; late afternoon at the orphanage in Jiujiang 2 hours away… The statement that we are lucky is probably an understatement. … Continue reading

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Co-Directing Across Two Continents – Now It’s the Chinese Crew’s Turn

On the morning of Sunday August 9th, Toronto cameraman, James Klopko, filmed Vivian and her father Hubert’s last hours with Vivian’s mother, Eve. They stuffed some final items into suitcases and drove to Pearson airport. It was an emotional goodbye … Continue reading

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When a Hospital Emergency Unexpectedly Becomes Part of The Documentary…

Flash back to Saturday July 28th: It’s one day before Eve, Hubert and Vivian -the Canadian family we’re following on their odyssey to China – is set to board the plane to Beijing. The Canadian crew is ready to film … Continue reading

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