On Thursday, June 14, 2012, Radio Canada International (RCI)’s The Link, an hour-long daily radio show aimed at connecting people to Canada and Canada to the world, replayed an interview with the film’s creator about The Invisible Red Thread.
Writer/ Co-Producer/ Director Maureen Marovitch talked to The Link host Marc Montgomery about where the idea came from and why Vivian Lum, the Canadian adoptee, accepted to be in the film.
“Vivian did have a lot of questions ever since she’d been small. As many children who’ve been adopted, there’s a lot of curiosity about her roots,” said Marovitch. “What might her life have been like if she hadn’t been adopted?”
Shuming Zhu, the Chinese adoptee was less comfortable with her adoption but came out of the filming process feeling better about her roots and personal story.
“Shuming had been bullied about being adopted. She had felt inferior. When she saw that there was no stigma for Vivian, she looked at her adoption in a new perspective.”
The film was a great journey for both “ adoptee sisters”, their families and the crew.
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