Using real footage of the two families, we are witness to the true struggle associated with international adoption. The film does its job well.
The two are reunited on a live Korean national television show and from there the documentary gives an account of their lives afterward, as they begin to figure out their relationship. Whether cultural, financial or political, their differences seem to enrich their connection, without even speaking the same language, all in order to create and maintain a familial relationship for themselves and for their children.
Well filmed, with its real-life characters “Resistance” is an effective and powerful documentary showing the many obstacles not just within international adoption, but within cross-cultural communication, and how it is possible to come together, despite differences.