Baby God (2020)

“How did I get here? How did that happen, was it something unholy, something circumspect, something that was evil?” – Mike Otis

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Dec 2020)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about a women who discovered that her true father was the fertility doctor who treated her mother which leads her on a quest to discover the truth about what happened to her and hundreds others.

My Take on it – This is a documentary that I came across and knew nothing about it at all.

They do a wonderful job here describing the events that led to the idea of chronicling this story.

They are able to raise even more questions than a film of this scope s able to answer which, like the premise, is both a blessing and a curse.

The story is quite shocking to watch as it unfolds and things get even more shocking as the story progresses.

It always amazes me the way that advancements in technology are able to help people discover so much more unknown information.

The fact that genetic information is now so readily available to everyone, anywhere proves how little oversight there was decades ago in fertility clinics.

This is a story that is able to raise not only moral and ethical questions, but also philosophical and religious ones too that are never easy to find answers to.

The largest question that this film raises is the unknown factor of how many other fertility doctors were taking matters like this into their own hands.

That, in and of itself is a very scary predicament to even wonder about.

Bottom Line – Fascinating documentary that raises so many more questions than the scope allows to be answered. The story is quite shocking to watch unfold and as things move along, it gets even more and more shocking.  It’s amazing how advances in technology and genetics over the years has allowed for certain information to be so widely available which ass so many questions about how little oversight there in fertility cases over the years.  The story raises not only moral questions but also philosophical ones that are not easily answered. The biggest question that this film asks is how many other fertility doctors took matters into their own hands like this one which is quite a scary thought. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Hannah Olson felt the story was relevant in the context of #MeToo movement and felt it was time to reframe the fertility industry to a public health concern. (From Wikipedia)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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