Extended Family


2016 / 31 minutes

Directed by
Ramona Sonderegger
Country of production
United Kingdom Switzerland

This films offers an intimate insight into the lives of two same-sex families who found a way to create themselves within a legal grey area in Switzerland. Swiss law bans adoption and access to assisted reproductive medicine by same-sex couples. The families portrayed in this film therefore do not officially exist. Nevertheless, it has been estimated that there are between 6,000 and 30,000 children living in such 'non-existent' rainbow families across the country.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest Student
Language and subtitles
Swiss German with English Subtitles
Location(s) depicted
Western Europe
LGBTQI* Family / Kinship Sex / Sexuality Law and Legislation / Bureaucracy