What is family? Is it genetics or is it more? This is an amazingly beautiful true story about the bond of sisters and what makes a family.
About Twin Sisters:
In 2003 twin Chinese infants were found in a cardboard box and taken to a an orphanage, and that’s where the true story of twins Mia and Alexandra began. Two families longed for a child of their own Wenche and Sigmund in Norway and thousands of miles away Angela and Andy received word that their dreams were going to come true. The couples arrived in China to claim their babies and by a twist of fate met each other. That is when they noticed that their babies looked alike and they began to wonder if their new daughters were actually twins. Assured by the authorities that the girls weren’t twins, a subsequent DNA test proved they were. Twin Sisters chronicles the very different daily lives of each girl and records their meeting as eight years olds. The girls interact with the unmistakable closeness of sisters under the watchful gaze of two sets of proud parents who are committed to nurturing the bond they almost lost. This film is produced and directed by Mona Friis Bertheussen and premieres on the PBS series Independent Lens October 20, 2014. Check you local listings for times. ( 10:00 – 11:00 PM ET)
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A truly beautiful story for a family to watch together. When I first started watching this film I thought that there would be a terrible battle over the babies. I am in awe at how both of these families handled the situation. They not only adopted a daughter, but now have an entire family on opposite ends of the world. Neither one of these families could have ever imagined what their lives would be like once they began this journey. I enjoyed how the film documented their struggles, differences, joys and accomplishments. Both families and especially Mia and Alexandra have redefined what family can be. An inspiring story about fate, adoption and the love of family. This brought up many discussion within my family, I highly recommend watching it tonight!