Watching the Documentary Film "Three Identical Strangers"

  • Elizabetha Levin, Dr.Sc Whole-Self Discovery & Development Institute, the Netherlands


"Three Identical Strangers" (2018) is a sensational documentary film telling a "bizarre" story of American triplets – Edward Galland, David Kellman and Robert Shafran – who were born on July 12, 1961 by an unmarried young mother who gave them up for adoption. All of them were adopted as six-month-old babies by separate families. All of them grew up unaware that actually they were born as a quadruplet, and that their fourth brother died at birth. The film tells us that neither the boys nor their adoptive parents were informed that all of them were the part of a secret twin study experiment conducted by a child psychiatrist Peter Bela Neubauer (1913-2008).

This paper attempts to cast light on interesting aspects of both research ethics and prenatal psychology.

Dec 4, 2019
How to Cite
LEVIN, Elizabetha. Watching the Documentary Film "Three Identical Strangers". International Journal of Prenatal and Life Sciences DOI:10.24946/IJPLS, [S.l.], p. 5, dec. 2019. ISSN 2945-011X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 june 2024.
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