Discussions in Bioethics: Family Tree

One of a series of short, open-ended dramas designed to stimulate discussion of values and ethics in relation to modern medical technology. This film examines the moral questions surrounding the issue of compulsory sterilization. When a child-beater and single mother of three is admitted to hospital in need of abdominal surgery, the surgeon is sorely tempted to perform a tubal ligation without the patient's consent, thus preventing the birth of "new victims."

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Film Credits

director
Norma Bailey
producer
Wolf Koenig
script
Ruth Andrishak
camera
Susan Trow
sound
Jacques Drouin
editing
Janice Brown
sound editing
Wojtek Klis
re-recording
Hans Peter Strobl
cast
Alex Gelfand
Ali Giron
Lindalee Tracey
Laura Nerenberg
Cedric Smith
Patty Talbot
Jacklin Williams

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