DONOR UNKNOWN

By Jerry ROTHWELL

MET FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010

A twenty-first century tale of identity and genetic inheritance and the family of the future.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Jerry ROTHWELL
    • Producer(s)
    • Stewart LE MARECHAL, Al MORROW, Jonny PERSEY, Hilary DURMAN
    • Synopsis
    • For the first time in history a generation of children born through artificial insemination are old enough to search for their biological fathers. Donor Unknown will follow two young people as they first decide and then travel to meet their father for the first time and as they navigate the increasingly complex maze of new and constantly evolving family relationships.

      In the past, parents of donor-conceived children were encouraged to stay silent to protect the child. Now, there is more emphasis on openness and honesty, and on the rights of children to know their genetic parents. But this is unknown territory, the first generation of children making an extraordinary journey through a minefield of secret hopes and potential disappointment.
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