Off and Running tells the story of Brooklyn teenager Avery, a track star with a bright future. She is the adopted African-American child of white Jewish lesbians. Her older brother is black and Puerto Rican and her younger brother is Korean. Though it may not look typical, Avery’s household is like most American homes — until Avery writes to her birth mother and the response throws her into crisis. She struggles over her “true” identity, the circumstances of her adoption and her estrangement from black culture. Just when it seems as if her life is unraveling, Avery decides to pick up the pieces and make sense of her identity, with inspiring results.Click here to find times in your area -- just put in your zip code. It will also be available online starting Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Off & Running on PBS
Don't forget, the second of three documentaries about adoption will be shown on PBS tonight, Tuesday, September 7. This one is called Off and Running: