A Mother's Dream

A Mother's Dream

Available on iTunes, Prime Video
Making babies for money is big business in India. The Akanksha clinic is the largest outfit producing infants for clients, often foreigners, who can't conceive themselves. For the women who get pregnant on demand it's a way of escaping poverty but it's still deeply traumatic. Intimate narratives chart the aspirations and fears of client and surrogate. A sensitive but powerful documentary exposing the emotional hurdles involved in breaking the laws of mother nature.
Director Valerie Gudenus