Asian American Adoption

At our next meeting, we'll be speaking with Elizabeth Jacobs about her experience as a Cambodian adoptee and her upcoming film. Elizabeth Jacobs is majoring in Marketing, Communication, and Film Studies at The University of Massachusetts Amherst in the honors college. She is only in her Junior year of college and is already directing her first feature-length film on her adoption from Cambodia for her honors thesis project. She is from Lexington, Massachusetts, and plans to become a Director in the film industry and move out to Los Angeles after finishing her undergraduate degrees.

Elizabeth started this project when she was eighteen in her Freshmen year of college. She wanted to document her first time coming back to Cambodia and create a cinematic visual journal of her experiences and uncovering the truth of her adoption. Upon adoption, filmmaker Elizabeth Jacobs was the only baby out of her fellow adoptees to not receive a single piece of information about her family background. Now, twenty-one years later, she returns to Cambodia for the first time since childhood to uncover the truth about her adoption, as she is determined to find out why, and why her.

Join us on Tuesday, December 1st at 6 pm EST to meet Elizabeth Jacobs and take part in our discussion on Asian American adoption.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm


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