Donor Unknown + Q&A with Filmmakers & Experts


United Kingdom 2010, 78 mins
Director: Jerry Rothwell

DONOR UNKNOWN follows the story of JoEllen Marsh as she goes in search of her sperm donor father she only knows as Donor 150. After tracking down a series of half-siblings spread across the US, she hears from Jeffrey Harrison, living in a broken-down RV with four dogs and a pigeon in a Venice Beach car park. In the 1980s, Jeffrey supplemented his meagre income by becoming a sperm donor at California Cryobank. His number was Donor 150.

Officially selected by the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and Sheffield DocFest, this funny, moving and surprising film is a uniquely 21st-century story that raises intriguing questions about identity, family, fatherhood - and the strange power of genetic connections.