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TRIBECA STUDIOS + 23ANDME // 9 DEGREES

TRIBECA STUDIOS + 23ANDME // 9 DEGREES

A short film about family, identity and discovery.

Demetre Papageorgiou grew up as the oldest child of George and Cynthia, Greek immigrants, who settled in the Midwest. All of that changed when Demetre got a call from a man named Chris Bone of Dallas, Texas – a man who, it turned out, was his half brother. That day Demetre found out that not only did he have a half brother he never knew about but 7 other siblings as well.

This is the story of 5 brothers and 4 sisters, separated by distance and decades, coming together for the first time, thanks to online DNA testing.

This is a story of brothers and sisters who beat the odds to find the loving family they never knew they were looking for.

Director: Kalim Armstrong & Demetre Papageorgiou
Producer: Nicholas Weissman
Associate Producer: Arielle Edelman
Editor: Chithra Jeyaram