Mummy, mama and daddy; mummy, mama and sperm donor: The film Extended Family offers an intimate insight into two same-sex families' lives, who found a way to create their families within a legal grey zone in Switzerland. Swiss law bans access to adoption and any assisted reproductive medicine for same-sex couples. The portrayed families therefore do not exist officially. Nevertheless, according to estimations, there are between 6'000 and 30'000 children living in rainbow families across the country.
Ramona Helena Sonderegger was born in Altstätten (SG) Switzerland in 1982. 2004 Primary Teacher degree, Switzerland 2012 Field research in Kyrgyzstan, realisation as an ethnographic film 2013 BA in Social Anthropology, Political Sciences and Psychology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland 2013 Field research in Yaoundé, Cameroon together with a local NGO about the situation of women widows 2015 MA in Visual Anthropology with Ethnographic Documentary Film, Granada Centre, University of Manchester.
Director, camera, script, edit, production: Ramona H. Sonderegger
Festivals (selection): Regard Bleu Ethnographic Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland; Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece; Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival, Minnesota, USA
Language of Dialogues: Swiss German
Language of Subtitles: English, Czech