A Nuclear Family
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In 1973, a woman walked out on her husband and children. Filmmaker Ian Hawkins was one of those children.
A Nuclear Family is the poignant story of an ordinary family dealing with divorce.
It's also the story of an independent filmmaker turning interviews, memories and old family photographs into a deeply moving and thought-provoking film.
Out of nine people in Ian's family, only four agreed to take part. Even those who did take part were deeply uncomfortable with the project.
Re-counting painful memories on camera is daunting. The project was not welcomed by anyone and, at the time of writing, only one family member has watched the film.