Trailer Screening of "Made In India", March 19th 2008. Bollyhood Cafe, San Francisco

Generations Ahead, South Asian Sisters and National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum invite you to an advanced screening of a trailer and discussion of the work-in-progress documentary film, "Made In India" by Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha.

The 5-minute trailer will give a glimpse of "Made In India", which is about the current practice of Indian women being hired as gestational surrogates for American couples. This phenomenon, sometimes referred to as "outsourcing" or "womb-renting" has been a subject of debate that recalls other debates about women's bodies, commodification, women's sexual and bodily autonomy, the agency of women, emerging reproductive technologies, and Global North-South interactions and intersections.

The film weaves interconnected storylines to reveal the journeys of the American couples who travel to India for inexpensive surrogacy and the Indian women who agree to carry the fetuses for a fee – giving voice to the people at the center of the debate. The trailer will be followed by a facilitated group discussion to explore some of the complex and troubling issues that are raised.

The filmmakers won't be able to attend this event, but appreciate your support to help continue the filming. Your donation will provide crucial assistance for the next phase of production, their upcoming filming trip to India. You can make a cash donation at the event, or make a tax-deductible contribution on their website:

  • Wednesday, March 19th. 7 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Bollyhood Cafe, 372 19th Street, San Francisco (Between Capp Street & Mission).


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