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To my birthmother...

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Delving into the past is a risky business but for someone who's been adopted, there's a compelling need to know. When Marie Klaassen went looking for her birthmother, she discovered that trying to find her would take perseverance and guts and that succeeding in the search was not the end but another beginning.

To my birthmother... answers the question "Oh my God, how did you find me?" with warmth and dignity. It is Marie's frank and earthy account of a personal journey through other times and other places to find the woman who gave her life. Told as a video diary, it's a fascinating story of a reunion fraught with suspense, humour and humanity.

2002, 54 min 38 s

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Certificate of Merit
Medikinale / International Medical and Scientific Film Festival - Prix Leonardo
April 8 to 12 2003, Parma - Italy

Bronze Plaque Award - Category: Social Issues
International Film and Video Festival
October 23 to 25 2002, Columbus - USA