Growing Up and Going Home

DURATION: 1 x 52 mins

Growing Up and Going Home

About

Alemayehu, Sisay and Eleni are three young Ethiopians who were adopted by an extended Australian family in the mid 1990s. Ten years on, the two brothers (aged 19 and 16) and their 14-year-old sister are returning to their homeland - with their adoptive parents and siblings - to reconnect with the family, friends and culture they left behind.

Exploring contemporary issues surrounding inter-racial adoption and immigration, this is a poignant story of identity and belonging, as the teenagers discover whether it is possible to find a place in two different worlds.

From the NFSA’s Film Australia Collection.

A Film Australia National Interest Program in association with Iris Pictures, the New South Wales Film and Television Office and SBS Independent. Developed with the assistance of the Film Australia/New South Wales Film and Television Office Hothouse Scheme.

© 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. New South Wales Film and Television Office.

Credits

Belinda Mason
Penny Robins
Mary-Ellen Mullane
Screen Australia