Dionne quintuplets

Canada, 1978

Film
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Back in 1934, Elzire Dionne delivered five identical girls. This documentary follows Cecile, Emilie, Marie, Yvonne and Annette through twenty one years of strange upbringing. When the girls were just infants, the premier of Ontario issued a court order removing them from their parent’s care. Cut off from the world and their family, over-publicised, viewed twice daily in a special viewing compound, they grew up as prize exhibits. Director Donald Brittain uses newsreel footage, home movie sequences and interviews to depict a historic event that became a tragic exploitation of a family.

Credits

director

Donald Brittain

co-producer

Paul Wright

Peter Katadotis

Donald Brittain

production company

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

01:27:00:00

Colour

Colour

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