DVD video

Title Love-heart baby / written and directed by Shalom Almond
Published Mitchell, Australian Capital Territory : Ronin Films, [2012]
©2012

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Description 1 videodisc (28 min.) : colour, sound ; 12 cm
Summary Five years ago, filmmaker Shalom Almond found out she had inherited an eye disease from her mum Brenda called Retinitis Pigmentosa or RP, which leads to adult blindness. Now that Shalom and her husband Osker want to have a baby, years of seeing Brenda struggle with the disease has meant they would do anything to stop passing RP on to their child. They decide to try a type of IVF called Pre-implantation Diagnosis or PGD, a procedure that can help screen for genetic diseases. But the process is so stressful, expensive and morally confusing that Shalom begins to question whether they chose the right path after all. She heads out to find some answers, but it seems what she's looking for might be much closer to home than she imagined. - Container
Notes Produced in association with ABC Television. Copyright held by Secret Key Films and South Australian Film Corporation
Credits Writer, director, co-producer: Shalom Almond
Producer: Katrina Lucas
Notes Classification exempt (for educational use only)
DVD. Produced for ALL regions
Available to Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Preimplantation genetic diagnosis -- Australia.
Retinitis pigmentosa -- Patients -- Australia.
Genetic screening -- Australia.
Human reproductive technology -- Australia.
Fertilization in vitro, Human -- Australia.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Author Lucas, Katrina
Almond, Shalom
Secret Key Films
Australian Broadcasting Corporation.