Trailer: Living With Dead Hearts
As many as 70,000 children are kidnapped and sold in China each year. This film follows three sets of parents in their struggles to locate their missing children.
[…] The film focuses primarily on the experiences of the parents and what the loss of a child does to a family, but it also delves into what happens to the children after they’re kidnapped. An adult male who was kidnapped and sold as a toddler in the 1980s tells the story of how he was raised in the household of a family that purchased him. A Chinese journalist shares the tale of how he uncovered a massive scandal in which local Chinese government officials were found to be forcibly confiscating children and selling them to orphanages, where they were then adopted by unwitting foreign parents. And China’s only independent rescue center for street children breaks down how kids live when they’re sold onto the street.
See also Custer’s related articles at Danwei and Foreign Policy, via CDT.