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Made in India

A film about the human experiences behind the phenomenon of outsourcing surrogate mothers to India.
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Synopsis

In San Antonio, Lisa and Brian Switzer risk their savings with a Medical Tourism company promising them an affordable solution after seven years of infertility. Halfway around the world in Mumbai, 27-year-old Aasia Khan, mother of three, contracts with a fertility clinic to be implanted with the Texas couple’s embryos. MADE IN INDIA, about real people involved in international surrogacy, follows the Switzers and Aasia through every stage of the process.

With its dual focus, this emotionally charged, absorbing film charts obstacles faced by the Switzers and presents intimate insights into Aasia’s circumstances and motivation. As their stories become increasingly intertwined, the bigger picture behind offshore outsourcing of pregnancies—a booming, unregulated industry valued at $450 million in India alone—begins to emerge.

The film explores a complicated clash of families in crisis, reproductive technology, and choice from a global perspective.

Stage
finished
Running time
95 and 56 minutes

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Release year
2010
Language
English & Hindi

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