The Confusing Lives of Chinese-American 'Satellite Babies'
Jul 20, 2016
Childcare in New York City is extremely expensive, so many Chinese families will have their children in America and immediately send them back to be cared for by relatives. Then, when they reach the age of five or six, the children return to the U.S. to be enrolled in school. In her film, Satellite Baby, Jenny Schweitzer sheds light on the trauma that these children experience after being shuttled between two worlds. More often than not, they feel like they don’t belong anywhere.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author: Nadine Ajaka
About This Series
A showcase of cinematic short documentary films, curated by The Atlantic.