Playing From Russia, For Love
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What happens when two Western couples adopt Russian orphans? How will the children cope in their new homes and will they be able to reconcile feelings for their new families with loyalty towards the kin they have left behind? This moving documentary follows Kira and Lara through their first three years in Canada. Initially, both girls are eager to leave the orphanage but they soon find that it's not so easy to leave their pasts behind.
[Olga's name is changed to "Kira" by her Canadian parents, because the name-change will help avoid teasing done at school. Lara gets to keep her first name.
Note the looks on the faces of the children living in the Russian orphanage when they are told, "This is your mother and father", and "You look like the mother" .
Now imagine going back "home" with these new strangers, where the only words you know are names of animals.]