Two-part documentary Peter and Erik premieres at FORUM Groningen

April 12, 2024
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PETER and ERIK by Jesse Bleekemolen is finished! The documentary will premiere on April 21, 2024. After that, the film will be screened in multiple theaters across the country!

Twin brothers Peter Anema and Erik Hulsegge were unaware of each other’s existence for 17 years. Why were they separated at birth and put in two separate adoption homes?

The unmarried mother of Peter and Erik puts them up for adoption, after which the twin brothers are separated against her wishes and placed in separate adoptive families. Peter and Erik are completely unaware that have a twin brother. Until their lives accidentally intertwine at the age of seventeen. Now, 56 years later, Peter and Erik are determined to uncover the truth about their mysterious separation. Why were they separated and who had the power to tear them apart?

The brothers and investigative journalist Myrthe Buitenhuis delve into the impenetrable world of placement committees, psychoanalytic theories, files, archives, and difficult-to-approach official authorities. With each discovery, Peter and Erik come closer to understanding the reasons and ideologies behind their separation, before the answers are lost forever.

Premiere of PETER and ERIK, April 21, 2024, at FORUM Groningen.
Television broadcast of PETER and ERIK, May 23 and 24, 2024, at 10:20 PM on NPO2 in KRO-NCRV 2DOC.

Poster Peter & Erik