Made In India

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: A-B Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310), 3rd floor

Panel: Rebecca Haimowitz (filmmaker), Valerie Ratts (School of Medicine), and Rebecca Wanzo (College of Arts & Sciences-Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program), with moderator Susan Appleton (School of Law)
Video: Click here to view video of the panel discussion.

Film: "Made in India," an award-winning documentary about "reproductive tourism," explores the practice of "outsourcing" surrogacy arrangements to countries in which poor women will agree to gestate pregnancies for intended parents from the U.S. and elsewhere for a much lower price than demanded on the domestic market.

The film raises powerful and provocative questions, without taking a position. These events are part of a film series, “Narratives of Law and Life: Using Film to Explore the State’s Role in Constructing Identity,” supported by a Diversity and Inclusion Grant awarded by the Office of the Provost at Washington University. “Made in India,” the first film in this 2011-2012 series, complicates our understanding of many different identities, including parental, gender, genetic, ethnic, and national identities, while also showing how law and culture shape these understandings. The legal issues raised implicate bioethics, immigration law, international law, contracts, property, race relations, law & economics, employment law, feminist legal theory, and adoption law, to name just some examples.

"Made in India" is directed by Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha.
Click here to view the film's website.

Roundtable Discussion

Student-faculty conversations will continue over lunch, with support from the Office of the Provost and the School of Law’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital.

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011

Questions? Contact

Susan Appleton at