Donor Unknown

Director: Jerry Rothwell
Year: 2011
Country: UK/USA
Duration: 78 mins
Rating: N/A
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Filed under: Creation Identity - Sperm, Egg and Embryo Donation, Documentary

"I've always wanted to meet my donor just to find out something about myself', says JoEllen Marsh in the documentary Donor Unknown, reflecting the importance for many donor-conceived (DC) people of connecting with the unknown half of their families. This gentle documentary, perfectly demonstrates this need for connection. It follows JoEllen as she traces and meets first some of her half-siblings then her donor, the delightfully eccentric Jeffrey, an unemployed self-confessed 'beach-bum' who lives in an RV with two dogs and a pigeon. (Aired More4, Tuesday 28 June 2011, 21.00)"

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