Could you find a twin in another country?

2007-12-08 00:00

What would your life be, if you were born in another part of the world?

A Belgian film company is looking for participants in a fascinating documentary to be aired on international television.

The documentary will link a Belgian national and a person from another country and culture by virtue only of the fact that they share the same birthday.

Cemil Belek, the editor of the Birthday Twins project, told The Witness that they plan to come to South Africa with the Belgians whose dates of birth match, and set up meetings between them and local participants, which they would film.

“We would like to film the acquaintance of the two in conversations about their childhood and other topics. Aspects of their social and professional life will be shown, with the approval of the person in particular, of course. This is necessary to examine if there are parallels between the two lives or not.”

He said that their goal is to obtain a wide palette of cultures, “because we believe that every culture is interesting in its own way and we would like to show this to our viewers in Belgium and worldwide in a later stage”.

Anyone who may be interested in participating and shares the specific birthdate should email

The producers are looking for people born on:


29 April 1933 ;18 July 1948 ;19 July 1948 ;20 August 1949 ;11 February 1952 ;18 January 1956 ;5 May 1956 ;27 August 1958 ;30 December 1960 ;24 July 1962 ;14 January 1965 ;27 January 1965 ;5 October 1968 ;5 February 1969 ;6 April 1969 ;3 May 1981


5 April 1943 ;2 May 1950 ;20 July 1963 ;24 March 1964 ;10 February 1965 ;26 March 1975 ;4 November 1977 ;27 December 1979 ;24 July 1982.

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