Are anonymous sperm donors set to become a thing of the past?” That is the question on the minds of millions around the globe, as more and more children conceived using sperm from anonymous donors are demanding to know who their biological fathers are. This pressing issue is now the focus of the eye-opening documentary by Canadian filmmaker Barry Stevens, who himself has a staggering 600 half-siblings spread across the world as a result of an anonymous sperm donor being his father.
In this powerful documentary, Stevens sets out to meet some of his family members, leading to some shocking revelations that change everything they thought they knew about themselves. But the story is not unique, as advances in DNA analysis and greater access to data banks are allowing more people to connect with their family members. The documentary explores the struggles of these individuals as they demand to know the identity of their biological fathers, some for curiosity, others out of medical need, and many out of fear of unintentionally falling in love with a half-sibling. With laws slowly but surely changing to allow everyone to know who their biological fathers are, Stevens’ documentary is a riveting exploration of a contemporary issue that affects millions worldwide.