43 minutes

I just watched a 43 minute segment of national geographic’s ultimate explorer called ‘china’s lost girls.’  It’s been in my netflix queue for many months, and I finally got around to watching it.  It discusses adoption of girls from China, and the societal issues that cause girls to be given away.  Parts of it made me super-sad and angry, (little girls getting abandoned in the park), and others were just beautiful (when an older adoptee hugs her new baby sister).  If you watch it (and I hope you do), make sure you have tissues close by.

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3 thoughts on “43 minutes

  1. k00LkELLEy

    sabbychan…where did you get that? i wanna watch it. i really have an interest in orphan baby girls over in china. have you heard of the organization called “china care”?

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  2. flightpath

    thanks for the heads up – i actually own colossians remixed and have made some significant headway into it. you’re right, it’s very much along the same strain of thought as what we are learning about.

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  3. sandy_srilanka

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