The Twinning Reaction

Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:World
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lori Shinseki
Producer:Lori Shinseki
Cinematographer:Eric Phillips-Horst
Brett Wiley
Editor:Lori Shinseki
Ross McDermott


Separated in infancy, linked together through kinship.

The Twinning Reaction examines the human costs of an infamous research project: the 1960s Neubauer-Bernard study of separated twins. In the nature v. nurture study, twins were separated in infancy by an adoption agency, then tested for multiple years by psychiatrists from a New York research facility. Shockingly, the adoptive parents of these twins were never told their baby had an “other” living in the same metropolitan area -- some just a few miles away. Lori Shinseki’s documentary tells the story of four sets of identical twins and triplets whose lives were deeply affected by the secret separations and deception.

Preceded by the short film: Show Business; dir. Clark Duke; USA; 21 min.

Included Shorts

Show Business (21min) More