Year of International Human Rights: Made in India

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Winifred Moore Auditorium 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119

MADE IN INDIA (95 minutes, 2010, Chicken and Egg Pictures) documents the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India.

The film reveals the complexities of “reproductive tourism” as it follows 27-year-old Aasia, a mother of three who lives in a Mumbai slum. Aasia is a gestational surrogate for Lisa and Brian Switzer who live in San Antonio, Texas. 

In India surrogacy services top at $25,000, three times less than the $100,000 in the United States. Questions of reproductive rights, motherhood and children’s rights are explored especially since there are no laws on surrogacy in India. 

Human Rights Tuesdays in September Series

This screening is part of the Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies 2014-2015 Film Festival, "Tuesdays in September," focusing on the theme of Family Rights.

For further information about the film series please contact Year of International Human Rights Coordinator, Dr. Andrea Miller, at or 636-399-4580. We look forward to your participation in the film series this year!

Event Type

Film Series, Art & Performances


School of Communications, Departments


India, Poverty, surrogacy, outsourcing, reproductive health, fertility, wutop






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