On Thursday, August 4, PBS’s NewsHour will screen an excerpt of Made in India, a film by media studies alum Vaishali Sinha documenting the journey of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate, and the reproductive outsourcing business that brought them together.
Sinha and Rebecca Haimowitz, who co-directed the film, told PBS they pursued the story because of a passion for the material. We come from a background of social justice work, with particular interest in reproductive rights, sexuality and human rights,, they said. Made in India highlights the human stories behind a complex process while raising immediate concerns over women’s health and rights.,
Sinha’s previous work includes the short documentary Red Roses. She is currently co-directing the film Kashmir, which tells the story of the disputed territory through the lives of college students living there.
For more information on Made in India, visit the PBS website.