A Place Between: The Story of an Adoption



A Place Between – The Story of an Adoption is a 2007 documentary film dealing with cross-cultural adoption and aboriginal life in Canada. It was directed by Curtis Kaltenbaugh and produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

Curtis and Ashok Kaltenbaugh were born in Manitoba and are of First Nations ancestry. After the 1980 death of their younger brother, at the ages of 7 and 4 respectively, they were removed from the custody of their birth mother and placed for adoption with a middle-class white family living in Pennsylvania.

The film chronicles their search for identity and the meeting of their adoptive and birth families.

Jen's pick: This NFB production is a dramatic story of the reconciliation between biological and adoptive families. It's a journey of a cross-cultural adoptee who struggles to find balance between his families different ethnicities and traditions.

A Place Between

Curtis Kaltenbaugh
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H.0 P53 K35 2007 (DVD)