“The Twinning Reaction tells a unique story of loss, sacrifice in the name of science and questions that will haunt those affected for years to come.” — Atlanta Jewish Times
Truth is stranger than fiction in The Twinning Reaction, an astounding and thrilling exposé that gives voice to the unwitting subjects of an infamous American scientific experiment: the 1960s Neubauer-Bernard study of separated twins. Told from the perspective of the Jewish identical twins and triplets who were secretly split up in infancy and adopted through Louise Wise Services, a Jewish adoption agency, the documentary examines the traumatic, long-term effects of the separations — and continuing deception — on the children and their adoptive families.
All sessions of The Twinning Reaction will screen with JIFF Short Film Fund winner, The Birth of Hunter Finkelstein.
55 mins / English
Director — Lori Shinseki
Category — Documentary