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Making Perfect Babies

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Filmed in clinics and research centres where genetic manipulation of human embryos has already begun, Making Perfect Babies offers a critical examination of the new genetic technology and its potential applications. Through interviews with people like scientist and feminist, Ruth Hubbard, and disability activist Marsha Saxton, the film raises important questions about why the technology is being developed and how it may affect the lives of women and society as a whole. It warns that we may be heading toward a future in which quality control is an acceptable part of human procreation.

1992, 50 min 50 s

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ANZAAS/CSIRO Prize for Best Science Film - with a cash prize of 1,500$AUST (ex aequo with The Northern Lights)
International Film Festival
June 4 to 19 1993, Melbourne - Australia

Honorable Mention - Category: Science and nature
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 26 to 30 1993, Chicago - USA

Award of Merit - Category: Documentary
Itinerant - National Watch on Images of Women in Media (Mediawatch)
November 14 1992, Ottawa - Canada