A Kind of Family

This feature documentary tells the complex and touching story of Winnipeg city councilor Glen Murray and his 17-year-old adopted son Mike, whose struggles with addiction and behavioural problems cyclically repeat. Glen, now an Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament, was one of the first openly gay elected politicians in Canada. He adopted Mike during an era when homophobic stereotypes often prevented gay men and women from adopting children. Glen and Mike's relationship is always tenuous and always turbulent as they struggle to define themselves together and alone.

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Film Credits

director
Andrew Koster
producer
Joe MacDonald
script
Bob Lower
cinematography
Charles Konowal
sound
Norman Dugas
music
Norman Dugas
editing
Kelly Saxberg
sound editing
Gloria Thorsteinson
Clive Perry
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
Shelley Craig
narrator
Glen Murray

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