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Underexposed: Temple of the Fetus

Underexposed: Temple of the Fetus

1993-4 (video, 60 mins.)

An experimental documentary about new reproductive technologies.

This experimental work uses both narrative/documentary, about women’s relationships to new reproduction technologies and genetic engineering, combines documentary interviews with field “experts,” and a science-fiction segment depicting stories of in-vitro fertilization, donor insemination and surrogacy arrangements. Underexposed: The Temple Of The Fetus examines ways the news media shapes perceptions and social attitudes around medical topics. The fictional portion of the tape follows the political awakening of a TV journalist who unearths the possible complications of these new technologies while investigating them for her medical news series.


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