Double Income, Kids

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Hebrew (Israel)
| English (United States) German (Germany)

A gay couple from Tel Aviv wants to become parents - despite biological obstacles. They want twins with an American surrogate mother, one child from each father. For one year, director Hendrik Schäfer accompanies Motty and Alon on their path to fatherhood and how they deal with the financial, medical, social and religious challenges that Israel presents them with. Through their closely observed personal history, the film raises questions about parenthood, social norms and the zeitgeist of our technologically advanced world. Israel is the industrialized country with the highest birth rate in the world. On average, 3.1 children per woman are born here, compared to 1.6 in Germany and the EU.