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The Art of Autobiography

Directed by Dana Inkster
Canada, 2003 (documentary / avant-garde, 48 minutes, colour / black and white, English)

Film Description:
"A documentary that shows no two adoptees are alike. Seven people share their stories and reveal how being adopted shapes an individual's identity right into adulthood. Their stories underline the complexity of adoption as it relates to the human impulse to tell stories about ourselves in pursuit of figuring out where we fit in. This work experiments with the conventions of the documentary genre to reveal how storytelling, the imagination and the truth conspire."
-- WorldCat (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Dana Inkster
Principal Cast: Kathy Imre
Participants: Peter Bowman, Lynn Fletcher, Lynn Hill Ferguson, Maureen Labreche, Stephen Lawson, Harold Rosenberg, Mary Anne Inkster, Norman Inkster
Film Editing: Dana Inkster
(sources)

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