Our Daughters


TYPE
: Documentary Feature
GENRE: Documentary
STATUS: Production

LOGLINE

Our Daughters (working title) is a transracial open adoption story that flips the narrative.

SYNOPSIS

A single white mother makes a bold departure from the norm and chooses an Indian American couple to be her twin daughters’ adoptive parents. Now, the eight-year-old twins want to meet their birth mother. The film captures what unfolds during the visit and explores the construct of a family.

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

Drawn to stories at the intersection of race, religion, immigration, and family, Jeyaram’s documentary provides an immigrant’s perspective on interracial adoption while examining the development of cultural dexterity in familial settings.

KEY CREW

Chithra Jeyaram - Director, Producer

Chithra’s first exposure to filmmaking began with a failed attempt to fund a film about an explosive water-sharing dispute between two southern states in India. Deeply affected by that experience, she quit a decade-long career as a Physical Therapist and enrolled in film school and earned her M.F.A in Film Production. She is known for Rags to pads, a three-minute film about menstrual hygiene in India. Her other short documentary Mijo, aired on KLRU TV, PBS and played in more than 50 film festivals around the world. Her debut hour-long documentary, Foreign Puzzle was a part of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundations "On Screen In Person Tour." She is editing episodes for America in Transition, stories about trans people of color in America. Currently, she is in production for Our Daughters - a feature documentary that examines adoption in America through an immigrant lens – an Indian American couple raising white kids in an open adoption. Chithra is the recipient of the Made in NY Fellowship, Creative Arts Fellowship and BAVC National Media Maker Fellowship.

 

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ACCOLADES

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IFP Fiscal Sponsorship Program 2020
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IFP Week 2020
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IFP Documentary Lab 2020
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Sheffield Doc/Fest Meet Market 2020
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New York State Council for the Arts Individual Artist Grant Awardee 2020
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Jerome Foundation Grant Awardee 2019
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Center for Asian American Media Documentary Fund Awardee 2019

 

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