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Lost and Found

Soon after the communist regime fell, consented by the state, a new business model emerged. Foreigners came to Romania to adopt "the children of Ceausescu", and doctors, lawyers and judges helped them speed up the process in exchange for generous fees. The phenomenon grew so large that the entire country’s child protection system was built from the money obtained.
In the early 1990s, in a community of Roma-Turks on the outskirts of Calarasi, a teenage mother is forced by the doctor and family to give her two children for adoption. One of the children is Jessie, who was adopted by a Canadian family.
For over 20 years, Jessie has grown up knowing that she was adopted by a family of British-Canadians who tried to offer her everything they thought was best for her. But Jessie, short, brown and with olive skin, could never mould to the "perfect family" ideals. She has always been seen as the black sheep of the family, the ungrateful daughter rescued from the dumpster. The constant need to know her roots has prevented her from establishing a deep connection with the adoptive parents.
At 27, Jessie Froud begins a journey to discover the first chapter of her life. Although she is on a difficult journey, the young woman manages to finds her natural mother and brother. The three try to recover the lost time, but
everything changes two years later, when her natural father appears in the picture. During a short visit from Spain, where he lives, tells Jessie she has another sister, whom Afize, their mother, decided to sell soon after the birth. Jessie Froud cannot continue her life now that the woman who gave her life not only abandoned her, but lied to her for two years. The young woman feels it is her responsibility to find her lost sister.
During the filming, we will follow Jessie closely in an attempt to seek the unconditional love that she feels has been denied from the first moments of her life.
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