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My Flesh and Blood

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:November 28, 2003
Running time:83 minutes
Cast:Susan Tom
Director:Jonathan Karsh
Producer:Jennifer Chaiken
Distributor:Strand Releasing

Web Site: http://chaikenfilms.com/Frameset(films).html

Description: A documentary centering on eleven special-needs children and Susan Tom, their adoptive mother. The film focuses on the kids' and their mother's irreverent, honest way of confronting raw reality. From legless Xenia, who joyously plays a dead biker for Halloween, to Joe, a frustrated 15-year-old with cystic fibrosis who regularly makes angry threats, the siblings act out a whole range of coping mechanisms as Susan negotiates her way through providing them a stable home.

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