A Family Divided

After World War Two a newly elected government promised to protect everyone, 'from cradle to grave'. The Clark family slipped through the net, leaving 17 siblings cast to the four corners of Scotland. Three were sentenced to childhood slavery in the Highlands under the boarding-out system, a form of fostering started in the 1870s and lasting 100 years. The rest of the siblings were adopted, fostered or died and buried in unmarked graves. The welfare system swallowed them up, denied them contact and hid them from each other. Only now as they reach retirement in their 60s and after years of battling with the authorities, have the siblings begun to uncover their collective history and reunite. This is a remarkable story of the growing pains of our welfare state, the Clark family and their continued search for the two last siblings.

Running Time
1 hours
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Bianca Barker
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «A Family Divided» (22)

Louis James avatar
Louis James

I was very impressed with this movie. This movie is definitely worth watching.

Mark Olson avatar
Mark Olson

I thought it was good. I enjoyed it and it's a movie I'd watch again in the future.

Steven Hoffman avatar
Steven Hoffman

Simply amazing! Great film.

Bruce avatar

I enjoyed the movie, it was fun from start to finish. Quality was better than expected

Mark N. avatar
Mark N.

Bianca Barker did an excellent job. I would recommend this movie without reservation.

Victoria S. avatar
Victoria S.

Outstanding! I recommend this movie highly as it kept my attention completely.

Michael R. avatar
Michael R.

Very interesting concept! This was a great movie!

Raymond T. avatar
Raymond T.

i had to give this movie a 10/10, and i only have 4 movies that i would rate that way in my life time. If there is anything you do this year, make it a trip to watch this movie!

Alan Murray avatar
Alan Murray

It was a decent movie. Very entertaining!

Patricia S. avatar
Patricia S.

Big, Bold, Exciting - a true triumph! I was absolutely blown away and remember thinking throughout the film - I want more of this - up until the end when I was generally sorry to be leaving the cinema.