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The Twinning Reaction USA / 2017

“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