A feature-length documentary film about the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India. Both filmmakers will be in attendance to discuss issues of sex, sexism and colonial legacy.
Director: Rebecca Haimowitz & Vaishali Sinha. 95 min. 2010.
Part of the Flaherty Series.
Rebecca Haimowitz received her MFA in Filmmaking from Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts, where she was awarded Faculty Honors and also worked as a Screenwriting Instructor. Her short film, Follow Me, screened at several international film festivals (including SXSW and Woodstock International Film Festival). Rebecca has Directed several documentary films, including a piece about a summer camp for autistic children, a youth-produced series on over-policing in NYC schools (funded by the NYCLU), and a work-in-progress called Soundproof, a personal film about deafness in her family (recently featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” website). She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Vaishali Sinha co-directed the short documentary, Red Roses, exploring the lives of South Asian women who come to the United States via marriage & family obligations, and Choose Life? a short narrative about abortion and personal choice. She is also currently co-directing the film Kashmir - personal narratives of university students of Kashmir, at the brink of graduation in this extremely contentious and politically troubled State of India. In the past she has worked as researcher and editing associate for filmmaker Richard Wormser at Videoline Productions. She has also worked for non-profit organizations in India promoting women’s voices and has studied film at the New School University in NY. She is from Mumbai, India and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
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