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Breeding cells [electronic resource] / directed by Anna Straube ... [et al.].

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Other Title:
Academic Video Online.
Schwangere Zellen.
Publication:
London, UK : Royal Anthropological Institute, 2009.
Series:
Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Student films
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (39 min.).
Subjects:
Fertility clinics -- Germany.
Form/Genre:
Nonfiction films
Language:
This edition in German with English subtitles.
Summary:
Breeding Cells is a film from the laboratory of reproduction. A fertility clinic is a place where human reproduction is separated from sex and anatomized into bio/technological components. There fertilization is made visible and manipulable on a cellular level while the couples themselves seem to become marginal participants in a process that involves a large number of different professionalized agents and technologies. Recorded in the ward of reproductional medicine at Charite Hospital Berlin, this documentary approaches a scientific environment with an experimental ethnographic gaze. The filmmakers meet an open and quite unexcited "fertility team", who consider themselves simply assistants of nature. But what is nature in a hospital environment that is highly regulated by procedural methods, doctors conventions and conservative laws? Closely describing the routines and moral concerns of the medical staff, the film is portraying a transition time, when biotechnological science fiction is turning into everyday life.
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
Contributor:
Straube, Anna.
Alexander Street Press.
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.
OCLC:
849668788
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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