DNA Testing Ancestry
Overwhelming Family Tree Research Video Goes Viral
Where are you from? It’s an easy question with a lot more complex answer than you might expect.
67 random people from all over the world found out in a powerful brand new video clip from international travel agency Momondo where their forefathers actually come from! This video is such a powerful message, that it made me feel like I have to write and tell you about! Enjoy this brilliant video, wait for the reactions of most people at the end, see how overwhelmed the participants burst out in tears.
Prior to interviewing the group, the participants had to spew in vials to get their DNA tested. Then the participants were asked about their specific histories and heritages.
Every person seemed to know all about their ancestry family trees and anticipated the inquiry outcomes would certainly reveal absolutely no surprises.
“I’m 100 percent Bengali” a man claimed of his very own history.
“I’m French, my parents are French, both my grandparents were French, so I am 100 % French” a lady stated.
A British guy claimed he wasn’t too keen on people from Germany, he actually said, he hates all Germans due to his own personal experiences. ( look at his face when his ancestry DNA results came back )
A Kurdish woman stated that she disliked Turkish, swiftly clarifying that she pointed that out toward the Turkish government.
Weeks later, the group came back together. In front of the 66 other participants, each opened up the envelope that revealed the truth of where they were from… Their reactions told it all!
Now, let’s have a look at this moving video ‘The DNA Journey’
- It’s easy to think there are more things dividing us than uniting us. But we actually have much more in common with other nationalities than you’d think. If you dare to question who you really are, head over to http://momon.do/Lets.Open.Our.World to WIN your own DNA journey: a DNA kit and the chance to visit every single country you’re from. The film was shot in Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark, created by &Co and produced and directed by Bacon, Jeppe Rønde.
The British guy found out that in addition to being 30 percent English, he was 5 percent German!
The Kurdish woman was surprised by the fact that she had Turkish heritage. Everyone was surprised and moved.
“This should be compulsory,” the French woman said after seeing her results. “There would be no such thing as extremism in the world.”
Momondo began the project by co-operating with another research company Cint who published a global survey of 7,200 respondents, including 400 from the US. The survey results show that as many as 6 out of 10 Americans believe their ancestry can be traced to a maximum of 3 countries.
“In a way, we’re all kind of cousins, in a broad sense,” one of the interviewers stated in the video.
I firmly believe this is a great thought and a fantastic approach to work on our attitudes toward ‘foreigners’, the lack of acceptance and commitment and even more to stop international crime against humanity. It might be just an illusion for now, but should we not all at least try to do our very best to make a little change for a better co-existence one fine day?
I hope, well I am actually almost sure about, this video will touch you and make you ponder as much as it did to me. How could it not… the family tree research clip was published only 3 weeks ago and has been viewed almost 6 million times, which keenly speaks for itself. Thanks a lot for reading, please feel free to share this post widely in order to create awareness!
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