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The Artificial Uterus. Birth without bodies

Friday 07th October 2011 from 16h00 to 17h30
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Marie Mandy
Written by
Marie Mandy
Produced by
ARTE France, The Factory, Fontana, RTBF

Documentary, France, 2011, 52 min

Competition Grand jury

An artificial placenta, a synthetic amniotic fluid… These medical advancements designed to help premature babies could soon allow the creation of an "artificial uterus”, and with it the possibility of fabricating human babies outside a woman’s body.

The film is a scientific investigation about this life-making machine. How could it work? Why would we want to externalise pregnancy? Who will benefit from it? What will the consequences be on the future baby? Award-winning film director Marie Mandy explores the value of life and the power of science in this thoughtprovoking and creative film.


Debate with :

  • Marie Mandy, director
  • Jean-Yves Picard, research director at Inserm and director of Inserm - Université Paris Sud Unit 582 Endocrinology and genetics of reproduction and development