Father wanted – with a piggy nose

Annelies Kruk

Jaël is struggling with questions about her descent: who is my biological father and do I resemble him?

As a little girl Jael’s mother told her that when you plant seeds and look after them carefully the seeds will transform into a flower. Jaël is an equally beautiful flower she used to tell her. Today Jaël is 13 years old, beyond the age of stories about flowers and seeds. Jaël simply wants to know who her donor father really is.

“I just wish I knew who he is and if I look like him”. Jaël is 13 years old, and when she is 16, she will receive his address , so she can contact him. But Jaël doesn’t want to wait any longer and she tries to get permission from the psychiatrist, to meet him now. Her lesbian mother tries to support her as much as possible (as best as she possibly can). Meanwhile, Jaël fantasizes about how he might be. She only knows that her donor father is Indonesian (has an Indonesian background) . Therefore all Indonesian men –with lovely piggy noses- get her fullest attention… (Hollandse Helden, 2012).


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Annelies Kruk
Netherlands, The
Documentary, Short
15 minutes
children and youth, family, gay & LGBT rights, sexual and reproductive issues