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MIPTV Picks: Trishna and Krishna – Separate Lives

Trishna & Krishna are two Bangladeshi twins, who captured headlines and hearts in Australia with their moving story.
March 31, 2010


Trishna & Krishna are two Bangladeshi twins, who captured headlines and hearts in Australia with their moving story. Conjoined at the head, they were abandoned by their birth mother and left at a Bangladesh orphanage, where there was little hope for their survival. Brought to Australia by Moira Kelly, executive director of the Children First Foundation, their journey towards separation via surgery became a national concern. This documentary follows the twins as they live in their conjoined state, highlighting the efforts of those who were fighting on their behalf, including the medical staff behind the successful 32-hour operation that liberated them.

Partners: Produced by WTFN Entertainment for Seven Network (Australia). Distributed internationally by Electric Sky (Brighton) excluding Australia

Length: 1 x 60 mins

Aired: Feb. 2010 (AUS)

Rights: Worldwide excluding Australia

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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