Ever wondered what it would be like to have a large family? Or maybe you think you already have a large family? 13 Kids and Wanting More is an observational documentary about people who just can’t get enough of having children with revealing insight into the chaotic world of large families.
This documentary follows three extensive families – who currently have 36 children between them – to explore the emotional, religious and psychological reasons why they each have a need to keep on having more. From the Salim family whose patriarch considers his children a gift from God and deems his large brood necessary to fulfil his religious duty to the Johnstones, whose mother desperately wants to keep having children in order to make up for the loss of her own father at a young age, 13 Kids and Wanting More explores what lies behind this pattern – and what life is really like in such a populous household.
The everyday lives of these families are followed to understand what drives them to spend their days in a constant cycle of pregnancy, breast feeding and nappy changing – while dealing along the way with the demands of older children who need help with homework, relationships and some peace from annoying younger siblings.... Read more.