Maria sent me an email saying that her movie Las Hijas is now available on DVD for sale on her website. I have had the pleasure of communicating with Maria a few times. She is a lovely person and I wish her great success.
“Las Hijas” is a documentary about three young women who were adopted from Colombia as infants. Laura, Tanya and Kris were among the first generation of adoptees from that country. They were raised by families in the New York City / New Jersey area. First as children and then as adults, they seek to establish their sense of identity.
Many programs and films on adoption glorify the subject and only speak about its positive points. It is important to tell the whole story, the positive and the negative. “Las Hijas” was filmed over a four-year period in New York and Colombia. It is a documentary that touches upon all three angles of the adoption triangle: The adoptee, the adoptive family and the biological family. It also brings to light the struggles that are inherent with international adoptions.