My Russian Side is a touching film which follows the story of Alex Gilbert, a 24 year old living in New Zealand who in 2013 with the help of social media managed to track down and meet up with his biological parents who were located in Russia.
He himself was born in Russia but lived in an orphanage until he was 2 years old, this was when his adopted parents came along and brought him to New Zealand. It wasn’t until 20 years later that Alex decided to search for his biological parents, having only their names on paper to go on.
Here we get to witness a life changing moment for Alex and threw some in depth interviews we learn of how this moment affected all those involved.
Since the release of this film Alex has gone on to establish an adoption project called I’m Adopted, see here for more detail: