Making perfect babies

Canada, 1992

Film
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Episode number 2 of Series “On the eighth day: perfecting Mother Nature”.
The day a baby can be genetically made-to-measure is still far away, but it is rapidly moving from the realm of fantasy to that of probability. “Making perfect babies” offers a critical examination of the genetic technology and its potential applications and raises important questions about why the technology is being developed and how it may affect the lives of women and society as a whole. Includes interviews with scientist and feminist Ruth Hubbard and disability activist Marsha Saxton.

Credits

director

Gwynne Basen

producer

Mary Armstrong

production company

Telefilms Canada

National Film Board of Canada

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cinefort

Language

English

Duration

00:51:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38889

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Reproductive technology

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Fertilization in vitro

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Reproductive technology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fertilization in vitro

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Human reproduction

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Medical ethics

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Reproductive technology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Fertilization in vitro

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Genetic engineering

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Human reproduction

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Reproductive technology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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