SEPARATED AT BIRTH
Two incredible stories.
On February 21, 2013, aspiring Los Angeles actress Samantha Futerman received a Facebook message from somebody who found her in a YouTube video. Her name was Anais, she lived in France, and like Sam, was a Korean adoptee. They also looked identical. Could they be twins separated at birth?
The same year, Daniel Matthews (DANakaDAN), also a Korean adoptee, decided to seek out his biological parents in Korea. Not only did he find them, but he discovered he had a sister…and a twin brother. This summer, Dan visited his biological family in South Korea with the help of friends around the world through a Kickstarter campaign.
Both revelations were facilitated by new media – Sam as an aspiring actress discovered by her sister online, Dan as a music artist who got involved with various international adoptee support groups. And both Sam and Dan are documenting their discoveries on film. Both will be at this year’s SDAFF for a panel discussion and to share clips from their forthcoming projects.
Moderated by Lee Ann Kim