Binitay (Teaser Video)
By: James Beni Wilson
“Binitay” will be a documentary film about James Beni Wilson, a Filipino adoptee, who was born in the Philippines. It’ll highlight his journey through his struggles of culture identity, healing, and reconciliation with his past.
This is only a tentative opener for the video documentary. Filming progress will be an approximate eight month or longer process and its final release will be in the late summer or early fall of 2013.
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Opening The Bird Cage
This is an experimental short documentary about my adoption and reunion in the Philippines. I made a lot of it poetic, as I use my mixed media as a metaphor of a “cathedral” I built inside myself when I felt broken in the past, with a placement of facts of my adoption, photos of my baby files/photo albums, and personal comments before and after the reunion.
For more about her story, follow the link above.
A Korean woman raised in the US finds out she isn’t who she thought she was. An adopted man in the UK decides never to find out who his biological father is. And a man in Palestine discovers that he may have been switched at birth with another baby.
In response to some of the negativity that’s been circulating the KAD groups online.
JB: Reception & Study Center for Children (RSCC) Cebu City
So I just emailed the orphanage/RSCC that I was in when I was younger in the Philippines.
This however brought me the most attention:
Children 0-2 years old who are:
- Neglected or involuntary committed
- Surrendered/voluntary committed children
- Not suffering from any communicable disease, well nourished and not ill.
I was admitted into there when I was a newborn and they only kept me until I was two years old. After that I was placed into a licensed foster family who I lived with for one year I was adopted.
It’s saddening to see that for other orphanages that if children are not placed in a permanent home by 6 years old, they are left on the street. It could have been me.
Currently it’s 8am in the morning in the Philippines. I hope that they receive my contact letter and reply to me soon. I requested help to look for further records of my past.