Discussions in Bioethics: Family Tree

Discussions in Bioethics: Family Tree

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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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Discussions in Bioethics: Family Tree , Norma Bailey, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Norma Bailey
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig
  • executive producer
    Andy Thomson
  • 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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