The last week was a whirlwind as we launched our first Annual Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th. The day went out with a bang, and our message was delivered worldwide as the truths in adoption were brought to light.
In the days leading up to Adoptee Remembrance Day, we were notified that the premier release of the Trailer for Reckoning with the Primal Wound was going to be released on 10/30/20. The release day was picked to bring awareness to the struggles that come with the entire adoption experience.
In this documentary, Filmmaker and Adoptee Rebecca Sansom has teamed up with the author Nancy Verrier of the book, The Primal Wound, to make a feature-length documentary about the experience of being an adopted person. The Primal Wound is still the number 1 resource for adoptees after 25 years.
In addition to Verrier’s voice, the film features psycho-therapist and author of Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self, David Brodzinsky, and Nicole Opper, star of The “F” Word. We will also hear the familiar voice of one of our fellow adoptees, friend and facilitator of one of our groups, founder of the podcast, Adoptees On, Haley Radke.
One of many things we are gratified with was the offer to host the release of the exclusive premiere for Reckoning with the Primal Wound as a part of the agenda for ARD2020. With much anticipation, this exclusive premiere trailer was released at 12:04 PM est, right after our 4 minutes of silence, honoring all the adoptees who have died by suicide or at the hands of their adoptive parents.
Here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it yet.
We were able to connect with the Filmmaker and adoptee, Rebecca Sansom, during the days ahead. This communication opened up the door for us to have some beautiful conversations on how Adoptees Connect, Inc. can collaborate with Rebecca Sansom and the film’s team, to help with efforts to push this movie forward.
About Rebecca: Rebecca Autumn Sansom resides in Ithaca, NY, and she is a filmmaker, label owner at Blonde Records, and founder of Blonde Artist Management. Guided by the promise of a powerful, consciously evolving humanity, Rebecca has a passion for fusing entertainment with issues she is passionate about like adoptees rights. Reckoning with the Primal Wound is Rebecca’s response to her friends, who have been asking her to tell her adoption story for decades and a desire to have adoptees voices change the narrative of adoption.
Adoptees Connect, Inc. will have a spot reserved at the end of the movie to share the vision and mission of Adoptees Connect, Inc. The hope is to bring the mission to light that adoptees rightfully need more adoptee centric spaces to call their own. It’s life or death for our community.
Pamela Karanova is enthusiastic about this opportunity and feels the collaboration of the two adoptee centric resources will be dynamic to the adoptee community and the adoption experience for years to come. Pamela also has the honor of taking on a new role of being the associate producer of this film and assisting with marketing and the documentary’s screening team.
In the coming days and months ahead, you will likely see additional posting from Adoptees Connect, Inc. social media accounts to help promote this documentary. We’re excited to collaborate and contribute to such a fantastic project we feel will be life-changing for the adoption community.
A Message from Rebecca:
As Nicole Oppper said, it’s hard to tell a story about yourself! I have been working on this project since I was 9 months pregnant with my daughter (who plays the very important role of the baby in the film). And who is also now 3 ½ years old. The world is ripe for change, so why not in the world of adoption? Jill and I hope that through telling our story juxtaposed with Nancy Verrier’s wisdom, we will be able to make a mark on this heavy topic. Adoption shouldn’t be viewed as a happy story anymore. It will be hard for some to take in this truth, but to be heard is necessary for adoptees to heal. You can follow our journey and keep up to date on when the film will be available on Instagram @theprimalwound, on Facebook, or by contacting us on the website: www.theprimalwound.com