'Google Baby' Screens at SXSW



By: CULTURE STAFF  
Published: March 22nd 2010
in Culture >> Movies

Google Baby
Pic: SXSW.com

Google Baby, a documentary by an Israeli filmmaker that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2009, is showing at this year’s South by Southwest Festival.

 

Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Zippi Brand Frank, the film follows Doron, an Israeli entrepreneur who styles himself as the “baby producer” and comes up with the idea to outsource surrogacy to India as a way to lower prices. The preferred genetic material is selected by the clients and the rest is left in the hands of the producer: Sperm and eggs are purchased on-line and multiple embryos are produced and frozen. Packed in liquid nitrogen the embryos are shipped to India, where they are implanted into the wombs of local surrogates.

 

Google Baby also won the first prize in the Doc Aviv Film Festival.




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