“Meet an ordinary family of extraordinary people”
Two Moms is an intimate documentary profile of two exceptional South African women and their unique family.
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.
In 1994 as gay and lesbian rights were legalised in South Afica Anna-Marié adopted siblings of mixed race’, Nuschka and Reid, and together with life-partner Suzanne, the couple nurtured the children. Then a near serious car accident highlighted the inadequacies of their situation.
In 2001 only five years after South Africa became the first jurisdiction in the world to provide constitutional protection to LGBT people, 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.
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