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Mixed Race Britain – Twincredibles


There's only a slim chance that black and white parents will have twins of different skin colour and 50 years ago these twin births were almost unheard of in the UK. But with the number of interracial relationships increasing, so too will the number of cases.

Telling the surprising story of this genetic phenomenon, Twincredibles explores the life experiences of five sets of black and white twins, from babies and teenagers through to brothers nearing 30, who are similar in so many other ways, but lead very different lives because of the colour of their skin.

We hear from teenagers James and Daniel, who, while growing up in South East London, it was the whiter looking twin Daniel who suffered racial abuse; 11-year-old Glaswegian twins Ebony and Moesha who are very different; and new mum Shirley who has just given birth to twins Hope and Leo.

Travelling through the experiences of each set of twins, this film unpeels the impact this genetic phenomenon has on how they see themselves and how the outside world views them and creates a surprising and compelling story about the journey of mixed race Britain.

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