Two Moms

Director: Andile Genge and Luiz Debarros
Countries: South Africa
Year: 2004
Running Time: 48 min.
Language: English

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Two Moms is an intimate profile of two exceptional women, lesbian couple Suzanne du Toit and Anna-Marie de Vos, and their two adopted children. It charts their daily life, as well as their historic struggle to legally adopt their children. In 2001, the women challenged South African child adoption laws and demanded the right to adopt as partners. They won the case, changed the law, made international headlines, and forever impacted on the rights of gay and lesbian adoptive parents in South Africa. Two Moms takes an intimate and human look at this family, exploring the people behind the headlines.

About the Director

Luiz DeBarros and Andile Genge

Biography: Luiz DeBarros is a South African award-winning filmmaker, writer, photographer, designer and creative director. He is a respected, multi-talented creative, working both in the entertainment and marketing fields, with considerable experience across multiple media; including film, television, internet, print and other platforms. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with an Honours Degree in Drama and Film. He has undergraduate majors in Psychology and English (1990 – 1995).

Biography: Andile Genge is a South African African documentary filmmaker. Two Moms: A Family Portrait was the first documentary he has co-directed for television. Genge began his career working at the age of 18, researching for Love Life Television productions and then worked on youth programs such as Take 5 and S’Camto Groundbreakers for SABC 1. Andile was also a commissioning editor at the South African Broadcast Corporation.

(Sources:
– AFF, Inc.
http://www.luizdebarros.com/bio/index.htm)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Two Moms: A Family Portrait (2006).

Filmography:
Pretty Boys (1991 – Luiz DeBarros);
Point of View (1992 – Luiz DeBarros);
Clubbing (1994 – Luiz DeBarros);
Different Strokes (1995 – Luiz DeBarros);
Hot Legs (1995 – Luiz DeBarros);
Death (1997 – Luiz DeBarros);
Metamorphosis: The Remarkable Journey of Granny Lee (2000 – Luiz DeBarros);
By Night (2002 – Luiz DeBarros);
Flush (2004 – Luiz DeBarros);
Two Moms: A Family Portrait (2004).