Brushfire Films: Breeders: A sub-class of women?
Breeders: A sub-class of women?
April 2 at 2:00 PM (14+)
Presented by: Seeds of Fire
Surrogacy is being embraced by pop culture personalities, but how does it impact the gestational mothers? A striking film that asks tough questions of a largely unregulated industry.
This screening is free and open to the public. Appropriate for ages 14+. A free-will offering will be collected at the door.
Surrogacy is fast becoming one of the major issues of the 21st century—celebrities and everyday people are increasingly using surrogates to build their families. But the practice is fraught with complex implications for women, children, and families. What is the impact on the women who serve as surrogates and on the children who are born from surrogacy? In what ways might money complicate things? What about altruistic surrogacy done for a family member or close friend? Is surrogacy a beautiful, loving act or does it simply degrade pregnancy to a service and a baby to a product? Can we find a middle ground? Should we even look for one?
From The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010, 2013), and Anonymous Father’s Day (2011), Breeders: A Subclass of Women? explores this important issue, talking with surrogates, physicians, psychologists, and activists across the political and ideological spectrum.
This screening is free and open to the public. The film will be followed by a panel discussion that will take audience questions. Appropriate for ages 14+. A free-will offering will be collected at the door.
Breeders is the tenth film in The Seeds of Fire Community Engagement, a Christian film series to spark compassionate discussion on sexuality, relationships and the human person.
Learn more at seedsoffire.org