YEAR: 2012 / DURATION: 52 MINS / DIRECTOR: EDGAR WOLF / PRODUCTION: FILMTANK / AVAILABLE VERSIONS: ENGLISH, GERMAN
Available in HD
Previous broadcasts include NDR, Media Contents Store, YLE, MAC TV, SIC, TVN, TV3, DW, Red Pix, NHK, FMG, Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, Global Kanal, Pramer, DR and Australia Network
Kidnapping and selling children is big business in China. Every year, over 20,000 children are stolen. In the majority of cases, their birth parents are powerless workers or migrants who lack the resources or connections to find their missing children. Police investigations drag on for years and are rarely resolved.
Wamping was three years old when she disappeared. For the past two years, her parents have been desperately looking for her. The search has swallowed all their money and taken over their lives. But now, they receive news their daughter has been sighted. Will they finally be re-united?
Dai was ten years old when she was kidnapped. Her new ‘parents’ prevented her from going to school and forced her to work on their land. Finally, 22 years later, she has managed to track down her birth family. We accompany her for their emotional reunion. We also speak to Dai’s ‘purchasing parents’ on why they bought a stolen child. A harrowing investigation into the buying and selling of children.