SLIFF 2010 Review: MADE IN INDIA
MADE IN INDIA is a joint US-India documentary directed by Rebecca Haimowita & Vaishali Sinha. The film is about an American couple who are dealing with their infertility and their subsequent journey to use an Indian surrogate. The documentary is told from the American couple’s point of view and of that of the Indian surrogate. The couple explains how long they have been trying to become pregnant and with the latest results find that they are unable to conceive.
They next investigate the cost of surrogacy in the United States, to discover about a world-wide surrogacy program. Interspersed is the story of the Indian woman, her husband is unable to earn enough money to support the family and how she would like to put money away for her children’s future. The documentary is well balanced in giving the views from many sides of the issue; genetic parent’s rights, surrogate’s rights, the rights of the newborn babies, the birth country’s rights, and the business side.
The documentary is a fantastic emotional and scientific journey of an infertile couple and the surrogate. It explored the issue from many different points of view and gave a balanced report. I found the documentary informative and interesting.
MADE IN INDIA will play during the 19th Annual Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival on Saturday, November 20th at 1:15 pm at the Plaza Frontenac Cinema.
5 out of 5 stars