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.
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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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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