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On the eighth day : perfecting Mother Nature

Author: Gwynne BasenMary ArmstrongKathleen FeeCinéfort (Firm)National Film Board of Canada. Studio D.All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Women Make Movies, 1992.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A 2-part film about new reproductive and genetic technologies which poses disturbing questions about why these technologies are being developed and how they may affect the lives of women and society as a whole. Part 1 explores the origins and applications of in vitro fertilization. Part 2 is a critical examination of the application of genetic technology and the social and economic pressures which may influence the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Interviews
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gwynne Basen; Mary Armstrong; Kathleen Fee; Cinéfort (Firm); National Film Board of Canada. Studio D.; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.; Women Make Movies (Firm)
OCLC Number: 30988122
Language Note: In English, some Spanish with English subtitles.
Credits: Director of photography, Marielle Nitoslawska; editors, Patricia Tassinari (v. 1) and Dominique Sicotte (v. 2); music, Air Tango; producer for Studio D, Nicole Hubert; for the CBC, Nicole Bélanger.
Performer(s): Narrator, Kathleen Fee ; voice, George Morris.
Description: 1 videocassette (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Making babies (51 min.) --
Making perfect babies (51 min.).
Other Titles: Perfecting Mother Nature
Making babies
Making perfect babies
Responsibility: a Cinéfort production in coproduction with Studio D of the National Film Board of Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; producer, Mary Armstrong ; director, Gwynne Basen.

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A 2-part film about new reproductive and genetic technologies which poses disturbing questions about why these technologies are being developed and how they may affect the lives of women and society as a whole. Part 1 explores the origins and applications of in vitro fertilization. Part 2 is a critical examination of the application of genetic technology and the social and economic pressures which may influence the development and use of these procedures. Explores the social impact of the desire to produce perfect human beings on children, women, and the disabled.

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