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Monday, 14 June 2010

'GOOGLE BABY' - AN HBO DOCUMENTARY AIRS JUNE 16th 2010

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE ACCESS TO HBO......'GOOGLE BABY' airs on JUNE 16th.

Director and producer Zippi Brand Frank’s Google Baby follows several men and woman involved in egg donation and surrogacy in the U.S., Israel and India, including:

Doron, an Israeli entrepreneur who was inspired by his own experiences using a surrogate for his daughter’s birth and started a service for “baby production,” using eggs donated from the U.S. and surrogates in India.

Dr. Nayna Patel, who operates a surrogacy clinic in Gujarat, India, and sees her service as “one woman helping another.”

Katherine, a 28-year-old American who has successfully donated eggs, and plans to donate again to help pay for her family’s home remodeling and to add to her growing gun collection.

Two women from Dr. Patel’s clinic: Vaishali, a first-time surrogate who hopes to buy a house with the money she earns, and Diksha, whose first attempt at surrogacy ended in a miscarriage at five months, but wants to try again so that she can better provide for her son.


http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/google-baby/video/trailer.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJNpuaejziY

3 comments:

  1. I wish we could see this here in Australia. I do know that Dr Patel was very unhappy with the way she, her clinic and surrogacy are portrayed in this doco - so watch it with an open mind.

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  2. Thanks Amani,

    I personally know Diska, and the media spins what they want to spin. Mother Jones did an article a few months ago, and Diska was quoted in that article. I talked with her after the article was published, while I was in India and asked her what her feelings were about being a surroate, and it was stark contrast to what was published. Diska was our surrogates nurse after our son Mark was born in 2008. At that time she offered to be an egg donor for us if we chose to come back to India. We saw her everyday for two weeks, and got to know her because her engish was better than most.

    Diska did deliver a healty baby less than 8 months ago.

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  3. This film was shown in TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) last September in Toronto. We were thinking of seeing it since we were just into the process. I changed my mind after reading a description. (see here)

    http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/films/googlebaby

    I felt that it wasn't good for me to see it then. Please let us know what were your thoughts about this documentary. We are really curious.

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