SONIA GODDING TOGOBO
Haiti/Canada | 2012 | 60 mins
“ADOPTED ID” – Some people are born into an identity, others have to find one.
Adopted ID, uncovers the extraordinary journey of Judith Craig as she bravely returns to Haiti to find her birth parents. From the poverty-stricken families who’ve given up a child, to the foreign families looking to adopt one, these disparate worlds collide amid
her quest to solve the puzzle of her past. With the insights and sounds of pre-earthquake Haiti as a backdrop, these intersecting lives provide a rare and intimate insight into the conditions surrounding transracial adoption.
PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, EDITOR
Sonia Godding Togobo
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Asa, Insomniax, Asheber and Afrikan Revolution
As a director and television editor Sonia Godding Togobo has over 15 years of media experience. The heft of her experience being in post production Sonia has edited television programs for BBC, Channel 4 and ITV in the UK as well as shows for OWN, CBC, HGTV, SLICE and E! in Canada and the US. Sonia’s feature documentary Adopted ID explores race and class from the perspective of Haitian transracial adoptee Judith Craig. The film opened the Images of Black Women Film Festival at the British Film Institute and the Blackstar Film Festival in Philadelphia. It also screened at the Hollywood Black Film Festival and Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Toronto. Sonia’s second documentary, Rosie Douglas : A Fearless Rebel is a short film about Dominican born – Canadian raised Roosevelt Douglas who went from grassroots activist to Prime Minister. Sonia produced and directed R7 for and the poetical short film Dreamcatchers for RSA (Royal Society of the Arts) which explored the existential themes of fate and free will.
Sonia co-produced and directed In The Black Canada, a documentary web series and video installation which gives voice to and space for Black Canadians to tell their own stories. The Windsor Project, the most recent incarnation of ITBC, opens at the Art Gallery of Windsor in February 2017.
If she’s not scrubbing through video, she’s scrubbing grass stains out of her daughter’s soccer shorts. Along with her husband, the happy trio travel the world in search of the best jollof rice and their next untold story.