DOUBLE INCOME, KIDS

We accompany an Israeli gay couple, Motty and Alon, on their journey to have biological twins through their gestational surrogate, Krista, from Oregon/USA.

For a period of one year, we look into the couple’s daily lives in Israel. We observe how they cope with the financial, medical, social and religious issues Israel’s reality poses them on their quest for fatherhood amidst the national gay baby boom.

Through their closely observed personal story, the film raises questions about parenthood, social norms and the zeitgeist of our technologically advanced world.

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Director

HENDRIK SCHÄFER was born 1981. Previously a freelance production manager for commercials and music promos, he studied Documentary Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. DOUBLE INCOME, KIDS is his graduation film.

photos © Hendrik Schäfer
  • Genre
    LGBTQ, Human Interest, Society
  • CATEGORY
    Documentary
  • YEAR OF PRODUCTION
    2019
  • DIRECTOR
    Hendrik Schäfer
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY
    Hendrik Schäfer
  • PRODUCERS
    Denise Neustadt, Hendrik Schäfer
  • PRODUCTION COMPANY
    Essence Film, in co-production with Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, SWR
  • RUNTIME
    94 min (90/60 min TV version)
  • LANGUAGE
    Hebrew, English, Spanish
  • AWARDS
    Caligari Förderpreis 2016
  • SALES
    Essence Film
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