Two Moms (excerpt)

“Meet an ordinary family of extraordinary people” The documentary charts the daily life of lesbian couple Suzanne Du Toit and Anna-Marié De Vos, as well as their historic struggle to legally adopt children, be accepted by their community and receive equal treatment under the law. De Vos is the only female High Court judge in Pretoria, working in a conservative and male dominated realm. Her life-partner of fifteen years, Du Toit, is an artist who also manages the family farm near Plettenberg Bay. Ten years ago Anna Marié adopted siblings of ‘mixed race’, Nuschka and Reid, and together the couple nurtured the children. Then a near serious car accident highlighted the inadequacies of their situation. In 2001 the women challenged South African child adoption laws and demanded the right to be equal legal parents to their children. They won the case, changed the law, made international headlines and forever legalised the rights of gay and lesbian co-adoptive parents in South Africa. Two Moms takes an intimate and human look at this family, exploring the people behind the headlines, and makes a case for focusing on the similarities between us, as opposed to our differences. 48 minutes The full documentary is available from Underdog Productions contact info@underdog.co.za

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5 Responses to “Two Moms (excerpt)”

  1. DottiesMagicPockets Says:

    Thanks for sharing this inspirational story. Congratulations to the whole family from all of us at Dottie’s Magic Pockets!

  2. DottiesMagicPockets Says:

    Thanks for sharing this story. Congratulations to the entire family from all of us at Dottie’s Magic Pockets!

  3. RaLa01RaRa Says:

    omg.. i used to go riding with Nushka and i was in the same grade as Reid!!!

  4. rainbowheartgirl Says:

    This looks like a really cool documentary, but where can I see it? Is it going to be shown on television or released on DVD?

  5. marine00005 Says:

    mom¨s, where¨s my dad¨s ?