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Adoption Diaries (2019)

1h      Documentary   


With a rare candor, Adoptive Diaries shows the process of adoption from the beginning and details the process as it advances in an intimate, honest and thought-provoking manner. Three stories are told with moments of optimism, fear, lows and highs. The film consists of video clips taken by parents during the process. The footage reveals rare and intimate moments, including a peek into the children’s homes in Russia, their first meeting with the child , arrival to Israel, the meeting with the extended family, and life itself. The parents share their brave introspective thoughts with the camera with the perspective of years as a family with the child that joined.



Written & Directed by: Shiri Sahar

Producer: Osnat Trabelsi

Director of Photography: Shay Peleg and Shalom Rufeisen

Editor: Gabi Shihor

Sound Designer: Itzik Cohen

Music by: Asa Raviv & Tom Darom

Broadcaster: Channel 8

International Sales: Trabelsi Productions


Haifa Film Festival 2019

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