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Seneca professors’ documentary featured on TVO


Echoes is having its world broadcast premiere on Wednesday, April 3 at 9 p.m on TVO.

The documentary is written, directed and produced by professors Sun-Kyung (Sunny) Yi and John Haslett Cuff. The film looks at the international adoption of Chinese "orphans" through the experiences of the Chinese mothers who felt forced to give up their babies and the North American mothers who adopted them.

Echoes is the latest film produced by Aysha Productions, the documentary film company Sunny and John started more than 15 years ago. Since then, the pair have written, produced and directed 14 documentaries. Their films have been met with critical acclaim, and garnered national and international awards, and have been broadcast worldwide.

In 2009, Sunny and John created and founded the Documentary Filmmaking Institute at Seneca, which prepares students to work on documentaries and reality-based programming.

TVO will re-air Echoes on Friday, April 5 at 10 p.m. and on Sunday, April 7 at 11 p.m. Watch the trailer