Tags ‘Shortage of Children’ screens Saturday June 16 in SF Black Film Fest
Tag: ‘Shortage of Children’ screens Saturday June 16 in SF Black Film Fest
The film is in French with English subtitles and is set primarily in France, beginning in 1963. Two children from Reunion Island, a French colony that lies east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, were among 1,600 children from the island brought to France for forced adoptions by farmers to repopulate the countryside. Their mother gave them to a white couple who promised her they would make them doctors but in the end enslaved them.