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Title:
My flesh and blood
Author:
Karsh, Jonathan.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burlington, VT : Docurama ; New York : Distributed by New Video, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
This deeply affecting film tells the inspiring story of Susan Tom, a single mother caring for 11 adopted special-needs children.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.

Special features: Filmmaker commentary; deleted scenes; additional interviews; follow-up interviews; behind-the-scenes; theatrical trailer; filmmaker biographies; resources; filmmaker statement.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
ISBN:
9780767064736
UPC:
767685961537
Format :
DVD

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Susan Tom of Fairfield, CA, is not a typical single mother -- Tom is the head of a family of 11 adopted children, all of whom are physically challenged or living with long-term illnesses. Tom and her special family are the subject of My Flesh and Blood, a documentary which examines the dynamic of this household, as well as the often demanding physical and emotional needs of the 11 kids and the heavy emotional burden Tom must sometimes carry as she looks after children who may not survive to adulthood. Produced for the HBO premium cable network, My Flesh and Blood was screened in competition at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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Library Journal Review

A family of adopted special-needs children experiences love and chaos in this documentary. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.