BROWN BABY

This story is based on a set of fraternal twins who were born to African American GI father and German Jewish mother in cold war Germany. The male twin, Doran is adopted out of Germany by a Black Canadian family while the female twin, Sharon remains in Germany. The twins mother Wiebke, a mysterious chameleon with Machiavellian tendencies; she is part of the resistance movement during WW2. Wiebke life is emboiled to a life of espionage or an escape to her current predicament?

Sharon’s life in post war Germany as a bi-racial female in East Germany explores the impact of race and politics and the Russian occupation of Germany. Meanwhile, we see Doran searching for his identity.

We see how drastic these twins’ lives are affected by the adoption and cultural process of their ancestry. We see the life challenges these twins face growing up in their younger years not knowing about each other and their yearning for answers and the difficulties they face as post war children.
Decades later, Doran begins the search for his twin sister and returns to Germany. By a meeting of chance, he meets and falls in love with an historian named Mariam who research and assists these so-called “Besätzungskinder” — children of the occupation to find their parents. Doran began to learn about the lives of these children. This group gave him the support outlet he needed being in a land unfamiliar to him.

Decades later, Doran begins the search for his twin sister and returns to Germany. By a meeting of chance, he meets a historian who was researching these so-called “Besätzungskinder” — children of the occupation. Doran began to learn about the lives of these children. This group gave him the support outlet he needed being in a land unfamiliar to him. The twins eventually become reunited in the search for their mother and they learn how the effects of World War 2 affected their family history in a grave and enduring way.

DETAILS

FEATURE FILM
DRAMA
IN DEVELOPMENT


PRODUCERS

NATASHA SEMONE VASSELL

SEAN CISTERNA

WRITERS

NATASHA SEMONE VASSELL

ANDREW BURROWS -TROTMAN

DIRECTOR

TBA