Discussions in Bioethics: If You Want a Girl Like Me

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 looks at questions surrounding life-prolonging treatment for disabled newborns. When a teenage girl discovers that her newborn baby suffers from spina bifida and hydrocephalus, she refuses to agree to a life-saving shunt. While her boyfriend, the father, tries to convince her to accept responsibility for the infant, the hospital awaits their signed consent to proceed with the operation.

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Film Credits

director
Susan Huycke
producer
Wolf Koenig
script
Leila Basen
photography
Zoe Dirse
sound
John Martin
editing
Ion Webster
sound editing
Wojtek Klis
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
Adrian Croll
music
Robert Walsh
cast
Joan Austen
Sandra Cole
Anna-Maria Giannotti
Marcello Pansera
Tom Rack
Kelly Ricard
Vittorio Rossi
Helen Taylor

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