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About the FilmForget The Past is a non- traditional documentary, which explores the issues of local and international Indian adoption through the eyes of various children. These children all live in Mumbai Orphanages: Bal Vikas and Shree Manav Seva Sangh. This documentary gives voice to individual stories focusing on couples residing in Denmark, India, and the United Sates.

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Filmen GlemFortiden er en utraditionel dokumentarfilm på 1.25 min. som udforsker problemer omkring lokale og internationale indiske adoptioner set gennem  forskellige børns øjne, som bor på børnehjem i Mumbai i Indien. Filmen er optaget gennem 2006 - 2007 isœr på Bal Vikas men også på Manav Seva Sangh børnehjemmet.

Man følger bl.a (eller filmen giver stemme) nogle børn i individuelle historier først i Indien og senere i deres adoptivfamilier i både Indien, U.S.A og Danmark samtidig med forœldrene giver interviews omkring deres følelser og oplevelser omkring adoption.

International AdoptionThe idea behind this film is to better help couples who are considering adoption, or are in the process of adopting, and those who have adopted better understand what life is like for the children living in orphanages. Adopting internationally is such an emotional commitment because the process is extremely long and tedious. Most couples, while going through the process of adoption wonder:

  1. How their child is doing,
  2. Who is taking care of them,
  3. and later they wonder again; as will 90% of all internationally adopted children.

The film gives a whole new understanding to adoption. It forces unparalleled recognition to the emotion and commitment that parents often face; as planning parents and as receiving parents. Yet, the brutal reality and all its complexities can be quite confusing to those who are not familiar with the international processes and bylaws. This documentary is crucial to the understanding and wellbeing of soon-to-be-parents and those children waiting to be welcomed home.