Family Rights-Themed Film Series Kicks Off Sept. 2 with ‘Made in India’

| September 2, 2014
Made in India

The Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies 2014-2015 Film Festival, which focuses on the theme of family rights, kicks off Sept. 2 with “Made in India.”

The Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies 2014-2015 “Tuesdays in September” film festival this year focuses on the theme of family rights.

The series kicks off Sept. 2 with Made in India (95 minutes, 2010, Chicken and Egg Pictures), which documents the human experiences behind the phenomena of “outsourcing” surrogate mothers to India.

The film begins at 7 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Made in India reveals the complexities of “reproductive tourism” as it follows 27-year-old Aasia, a mother of three who lives in a Mumbai slum. Aasia is a gestational surrogate for Lisa and Brian Switzer who live in San Antonio, Texas.

In India surrogacy services top at $25,000, three times less than the $100,000 in the United States. Questions of reproductive rights, motherhood and children’s rights are explored especially since there are no laws on surrogacy in India.

Human Rights Tuesdays in September Series

For further information about the film series, please contact Andrea Miller, Year of International Human Rights coordinator, at andreamiller31@webster.edu or 636-399-4580. We look forward to your participation in the film series this year!

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