Item Details

Separating Twins [electronic resource]

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This is the incredible story of Trishna and Krishna, twin girls born joined at the head. Abandoned shortly after birth at an orphanage in Bangladesh, they had little chance of survival until they were saved and taken to Australia by an aid worker. For the last two years, surgeons have been battling to save the lives of these two little girls. The first task of the medical team was to get the twins strong enough to undergo the traumatic surgery to separate them. This in itself involved a series of delicate operations to prepare them for their final ordeal, and although the separation has been a success, there is still a long way to go. Since the beginning, surgeons knew there was no guarantee of survival for either of the girls - but without surgery there was no hope at all. With exclusive access to this extraordinary human and medical drama, our cameras have been with Trishna and Krishna during each moment of their journey.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Rating
12 & up
This program contains mature content, including graphic imagery
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 08, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Introduction: Separating Twins (1:10)
  • Sponsors: Separating Twins (0:35)
  • Conjoined Twins' Danger (2:48)
  • Ethical Considerations (1:00)
  • Shared Blood Veins (2:01)
  • Surgery Plan (1:36)
  • Twins' Personalities (0:51)
  • First Surgery (2:40)
  • Between Surgeries (1:08)
  • Dangers of Surgery (2:51)
  • Sense of Self in Conjoined Twins (2:35)
  • Enough Skin for Both Heads (2:25)
  • Emergency (3:29)
  • Surgery Delayed (0:58)
  • Increasing Strength (1:58)
  • Dangers of Delay (1:51)
  • Preparing for Final Surgery (2:42)
  • Complications (2:39)
  • Separation Complete (2:13)
  • Sealing Brains (1:33)
  • Success and Tense Wait (1:13)
  • Waking Up, Finding New World (2:57)
  • Asleep After Surgery (1:42)
  • Awake After Surgery (1:51)
  • Life After Separation Surgery (1:24)
  • Hopes for Twins' Future (1:34)
  • One Year After Surgery (2:24)
  • Sponsors & Credits: Separating Twins (1:20)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
Publisher no.
56053 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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