Lucky Girl

On the anniversary of her adoption, 9-year-old Esther confronts the duality of her identity while visiting her Chinese American friend. After going to a Chinese buffet with her Caucasian parents,  she learns that the food at the Chinese buffet might not be “real” Chinese food, questioning her unique hyphenated experience.

Bonus Content


  • Sidi Wang
  • Sidi Wang is a Chinese director, screenwriter, and editor. She received a BS in film production from the University of Texas at Austin. Sidi started the venture of study abroad at the age of 15 and has since lived in Vancouver, Philadelphia, and Austin. During the two years when she stayed with an American host family, she started to pay attention to Chinese adoptee stories and stories about identities. LUCKY GIRL is her film school thesis.
  • Producer

    • Sonia Li
  • Writer

    • Sidi Wang
  • Cast

    • Jada Ferraro
    • Lisa Belcher
    • Justin Dehn
    • Cole Springer

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