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Film - CANCELLED - Brighton Festival - Mercy Mercy : A True Portrait of Adoption

Director Katrine Riis Kjær

Wednesday 13th May 2020

6:30pm, Depot, Pinwell Road, Lewes, BN7 2JS.

Part of the Brighton Festival 2020 curated by Lemn Sissay.

In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, there are adoption agencies everywhere as western couples look to adopt local children. However, the fact that a child’s well-being isn't always top priority becomes painfully clear in Mercy Mercy, a film about Masho and her little brother Roba. Their sick parents gave them up for adoption, hoping they would have a better life. They moved to Denmark with new parents, but are they better off? For four years, director Katrine Kjær followed both sets of parents to make this thought-provoking documentary.

Director: Katrine Riis Kjær.
Country: Denmark
Year: 2012
Running time: 90min
Language: Danish with English subtitles.

Tickets, £8, under 25s £4, can be purchased via the Brighton Festival website.

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