Distributor:  National Film Board of Canada
Length:  45 minutes
Date:  1992
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
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Making Perfect Babies

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A critical examination of the issues surrounding the genetic manipulation human embryos.

Making Perfect Babies

Filmed in clinics and research centres where genetic manipulation of human embryos has already begun, Making Perfect Babies offers a critical examination of the new genetic technology and its potential applications. Through interviews with people like scientist and feminist, Ruth Hubbard, and disability activist Marsha Saxton, the film raises important questions about why the technology is being developed and how it may affect the lives of women and society as a whole. It warns that we may be heading toward a future in which quality control is an acceptable part of human procreation.

, 04-Jun-1993, Canada, Ottawa, Itinérant – National Watch on Images of Women in Media (Mediawatch), 14-Nov-1992, USA, Chicago, Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival, 26-May-1993


Australia, Melbourne, International Film Festival


Main credits

Basen, Gwynne (film director)
Basen, Gwynne (screenwriter)
Armstrong, Mary (film producer)
Fee, Kathleen (narrator)
Buffie, Erna (screenwriter)

Other credits

Editor, Patricia Tassinari; photography, Marielle Nitoslawska; music, Air Tango.

Distributor credits

Docuseek2 subjects

Medical Ethics
Medical Procedures
Maternal and Child Health

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