Discussions in Bioethics: If You Want a Girl Like Me

Discussions in Bioethics: If You Want a Girl Like Me

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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 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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Discussions in Bioethics: If You Want a Girl Like Me, Susan Huycke, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Susan Huycke
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig
  • executive producer
    Andy Thomson
  • 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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