Geographies of Kinship

GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP weaves together the complex personal histories of four adult adoptees born in South Korea with the rise of the country’s global adoption program. Raised in foreign families, each adoptee sets out on a journey to reconnect with their roots, mapping the geographies of kinship that bind them to a homeland they never knew.



FedEx operates one of its largest hubs in Indianapolis, where over 80% of employees are South Asians/Punjabi. In 2021, a former worker killed eight, leaving the Sikh community grieving. When the investigations declare the mass shooting not a hate crime, many question the findings. The film is the story of a community responding to an act of violence, and their right to be safe and treated equally.



This May, celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with #AAPIStories honoring the joys and recognizing the struggles of the AAPI community, including Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond, a series of seven shorts from AAPI filmmakers exploring the double pandemic of COVID-19 and anti-Asian racism and the rise of solidarity efforts within the community.

Watch three new America ReFramed films: Daughter of a Lost Bird follows a Native adoptee's journey to reconnect with her birth mother and heritage; Geographies of Kinship explores the rise of Korea’s global adoption program; and Chinatown Rising chronicles the battles for social justice in the San Francisco neighborhood. A Tale of Three Chinatowns premieres on Local, USA May 23, documenting the survival of Washington, D.C., Chicago and Boston Chinatowns.

Follow along with us on YouTube and @worldchannel for #MeetTheMakers Twitter Spaces all month long!

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Asian American Pacific Islander Stories

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community has been plagued by heightened hate. This AAPI Heritage Month, watch films that honor the struggles faced and celebrate the accomplishments of this vibrant community.


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