Film Documents Nelson Same-Sex Couple’s Adoption of Twins (Video Trailer)
Nelson film-maker Amy Bohigian’s Conceiving Family will be showing in its Kootenay premiere at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, September 17 at 8pm. From the film’s website:
Conceiving Family follows (Director/Producer) Amy Bohigian and her partner, Jane Byers, as they adopt biracial 15 month-old twins, Franny and Theo. Their journey to becoming a family, like the other four same-sex couples, is laden with challenges, including confronting the Christian Fundamentalist foster parents who express fear that the children they’ve cared for since birth will now, “grow up to be gay” with parents who are “going to hell for their sins.” Required to live together for two weeks during the kids’ transition they confront their differences in the most surprising ways. Combining personal interviews, intimate footage, and family photos, Conceiving Family tells the collective story of what it takes to become an intentional family.
Here’s the trailer:
Katherine Pettit will open the evening with her short animated documentary Dancing With the Moon. From Katherine’s press release:
The Nelson based documentary company, Sand KMT Productions Inc. is pleased to announce the public release of “Dancing with the Moon.”
“Dancing with the Moon” is an animated short autobiographical documentary that profiles Katherine Pettit (Director/Producer) on her troubling encounter with infertility. The hope to conceive dwindles and despair hits when Katherine is diagnosed with the enigmatic disorder PCOS – Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, and is a leading cause of infertility. The doctor recommends a harsh fertility drug that could put Katherine’s health at risk. Determined to conceive naturally, Katherine tries a curious, yet non-invasive treatment – Lunaception, coupled with a three-month diet cleanse and the use of natural remedies prescribed by a naturopath doctor.
The documentary was funded by the BC Arts Council, was animated by a Nelson native, Sam MacKinnon and features the music of Adham Shaikh.
The producer/director of the documentary, Katherine Pettit says “I made the film for women who are struggling to get pregnant. There are natural, non-invasive options that are not part mainstream knowledge. This film is intended to spread that knowledge.”