Made In India
After seven years of unsuccessful fertility treatments, Lisa and Brian Switzer will do anything to have a baby of their own. Unable to afford the almost US$100,000 costs of a surrogate in Texas, they gamble on the growing reproductive industry in India and “outsource” their pregnancy halfway around the world. With the help of an American-based broker of sorts, Lisa and Brian navigate their way through India’s largely unregulated womb trade until they’re matched with Aasia, a Muslim woman in Mumbai. Illiterate, poor, and a mother of three, she’s willing to endure her husband’s disapproval and the strains of carrying the Switzer’s baby for the right price. As the due date nears, ethical and political conflicts come to an unexpected head in this emotionally charged baby drama. - Myrocia Watamaniuk
Co-Presented with Co-presented with FILMI South Asian Film Festival.
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