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Underexposed: The Temple of the Fetus

Kathy High

1993, 61:00 minutes, colour/ B&W, English

TAPECODE 424.04

Underexposed: The Temple of the Fetus is an experimental narrative about women patients' relationship to new reproductive technologies. This project includes documentary footage of experts (infertility doctors, biologists, IVF users, surrogate mothers, and journalists) as well as a fictional component depicting exagerations of current day reproductive potentials. The fictional portion revolves around the political awakening of a TV news journalist who unearths the possible dangers of these new technologies as she investigates them for her medical news series. This tape examines the ways the media shapes perceptions and social attitudes around a media topic, in this case high-tech baby making.
Part of "Women and Medicine / Voices in My Head" series.

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