" Soulful and haunting" - The Globe and Mail
" …gem of a reality show…" - Kitchener-Waterloo Record
" …does a great job of showing the children’s perspective…" - The Courier

Chinese Daughters takes us into the lives of three girls adopted from China’s orphanages – the Singleton sisters, nine year old Emma and ten year old Samiee, and their friend, nine year old Lou Doyon. While they celebrate their cultural heritage, the girls must also confront the harsh truth that they were abandoned. Chinese Daughters joins Emma, Samiee and Lou as they begin to explore their own identities.

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  • Nominated for the Donald Brittain Award / 2003 Gemini Awards
  • Winner, Best Documentary Short / 2003 The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival
  • Nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award / 2003 Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival


Produced with the assistance of the AL WAXMAN CALLING CARD PROGRAM, an initiative of the ONTARIO MEDIA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION in partnership with TVO, KITCHEN SYNC AUDIO PRODUCTIONS, with the participation of CANADIAN INDEPENDENT FILM CAUCUS and HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Digital footage captured on CANON XL1 digital video camcorder.