AJFF Connects: Double Income, Kids


A year in the life of an Israeli gay couple, on their way to parenthood, plays out in Double Income, Kids. The documentary, from filmmaker Hendrik Schäfer, follows the men who want twins. To both become fathers, they enlist the help of an American surrogate mother. Take a closer look at Israel's society and the mainstream gay baby boom.

This Southest Premiere is presented as part of Pride Month in partnership with Out On Film and SOJOURN: Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity.

When: Sunday, June 27 at 12:00 PM (available through Wednesday, June 30 at 12:00 PM)
Where: AJFF Virtual Cinema
Tickets: $10 per household
Questions: Get more info about How to Watch in the Virtual Cinema

The film is accessible to ticket buyers through-out North America. Purchases made with a billing address outside of North America may be cancelled due to geo-blocking restrictions.

About the Film

Accompany an Israeli gay couple, Motty and Alon, on their quest to have biological twins through their gestational surrogate, Krista, from Oregon.

For a period of one year, we look into the couple’s daily lives in Israel. We observe how they cope with the financial, medical, social and religious issues Israel’s reality forces upon them as they journey towards fatherhood.

Through their closely observed personal story, the film raises questions about parenthood, social norms and the zeitgeist of our technologically advanced world.


Virtual Lobby Discussion

After you watch the film, join us for a live discussion on Wednesday, June 30, at 12:00 PM. Audiences will be able to speak directly with the film's director, Hendrik Schäfer, about this poignant and timely story, and the issues it raises.

Participants in the Virtual Lobby will also be entered to win prizes, provided by Out On Film and SOJOURN.

About AJFF Connects

AJFF Connects programming is created in partnership with community organizations for the purpose of fostering community dialogue and understanding. In order to fulfill our programmatic mission and ensure access for diverse audiences, membership benefits such as early access and discounted tickets may not apply to some AJFF Connects programs.