[REL] Joined for Life (2003) [US]

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[REL] Joined for Life (2003) [US]

Postby FLL » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:43 pm  6 likes

This is a TV Documentary about Abigail and Brittany Hensel, who were 11 when the documentary was made in 2001. The girls are conjoined twins of the rarest type, they share everything below the waist. The wikipedia page on them has a complete description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abigail_an ... any_Hensel

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This documentary is anything but a freakshow, it is a very positive story which features two cute young girls.
What's it like to be “just two people . . . stuck together”?

Joined for Life attempts to answer this question by presenting a unique glimpse at a year in the lives of Abby and Brittany Hensel, 11-year-old conjoined twins. Sharing two arms and two legs, they are two people in one body, each controlling “her” side.

This documentary lifts the veil of privacy Patty and Mike Hensel put in place to protect them from the prying eyes and insensitive intrusions that could adversely affect their quality of life.

It tells the story of the Hensel family through unprecedented access to their daily lives.

Using home video in conjunction with professionally shot footage and interviews, we'll learn the details of the girls' daily life – their physical struggles and incredible accomplishments, their goals and disappointments.


The video spends a lot of time showing them playing sports: basketball, volleyball, baseball, swimming. It's amazing how well they coordinate movements, since each girl controls one arm and one leg.

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The only version of this video I could find on eMule was recorded from Dutch TV. They redid the narration and added Dutch subs but it's very understandable since the girls, their parents, friends, and doctors all are speaking English.

Supposedly the video is being updated with new footage (they are 16 now). The video page has a short recent (2006) video message from them: http://www.advancedmedical.tv/shows/jfl.htm


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Update 5/2007

I have found an eMule source for the original American version of this show. It's longer and is edited differently, with a lot of footage not in the Dutch version... not to mention you get much more of the story you missed the first time unless you speak Dutch. Highly recommended if you liked the earlier version and/or your name is Kev! :)

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Re: [REL] Joined for Life (2003) [US]

Postby kev » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:09 am  0 likes

Thanks, so much, FLL!! :bigups

The French movie 'Engineering Red' presented the conjoined twins in a clinical, almost cold and even incompassionate way. But I was STILL touched by the images of the girls attempting to do things that 'normal' children take for granted.

I can't wait for THIS documentary to download! I REALLY appreciate you taking time to post it here; I'm going out to get a couple more boxes of tissues in anticipation! ;)

I too, look forward to this being released on DVD!

Thanks, thanks, thanks! again for the rip and the other links!

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Re: [REL] Joined for Life (2003) [US]

Postby FLL » Fri May 04, 2007 10:12 am  7 likes

I have found an eMule source for the original American TV version of this show. It's longer and is edited differently, with a lot of footage not in the Dutch version... not to mention you get much more of the story you missed the first time unless you speak Dutch. Highly recommended if you liked the earlier version and/or your name is Kev! :)

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Re: [REL] Joined for Life (2003) [US]

Postby Phuzzy4242 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:08 pm  0 likes

Joined for Life (2003)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0430254/

Joined for Life: Abby and Brittany Turn 16 (2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1332017/
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Re: [REL] Joined for Life (2003) [US]

Postby donkeykog » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:45 am  1 likes

Please reshare the 435 one

Thanks :D
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Re: [REL] Joined for Life (2003) [US]

Postby yoko » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:59 am  2 likes

Reshared.
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Postby donkeykog » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:42 pm  1 likes

Thanks! Got it :icon_1dancingban

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