Tell Me Who I Am
IMDb rating: 7.0/10
What would you do if you lost your memory when you were a teenager? If you’re like Alex, you’d consider yourself lucky to have an identical twin brother who could piece your childhood, your family, and your entire life together for you so you could understand who you were and where you came from.
But, as this documentary explores, that might leave you with one unavoidable question: how would you know whether you could trust your identical twin to tell you the truth?
And, looking at it from the point of view of Marcus, the twin with the intact memory – what would you do if you had the chance to erase every traumatic memory from the mind of the person who is closest to you in the world?
For 35 years, Alex and Marcus went on a journey together to rebuild Alex’s memories of his childhood – until the discovery that what Marcus has told him him about how they grew up may all have been a lie.
From the producer of Searching for Sugar Man, this movie-length documentary has been billed as “the most jaw-dropping documentary of the year” and examines the damage that can be caused by burying trauma instead of confronting it head on.