The infertility industry is a multi-billion dollar business. What is its main commodity? Human eggs.
Help us reach 100,000+ people with the important message of Eggsploitation
Over the past year my team and I have been working to have our award-winning documentary film Eggsploitation translated into Italian. Our translators, Gianfranco Amato and Josephine Quintavalle, are sending me a DVD, and I can’t wait to see it.
Translating the film was a key part of responding to an invitation to show the film at The Meeting for Friendship Among the Peoples in Rimini, Italy, this August. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the conference, so you can imagine how excited I am to go and show the film there. But I can’t do it without your help.
I’ve been checking on airfare and hotels, and I’m going to need at least $3,350 to cover everything. Check out the reward levels – I think we’re offing some pretty good stuff – and hit the "Back This Project" button.
We’ve done it before and we can do it again, with a little help from our friends.
What People Are Saying About Eggsploitation
"Eggsploitation renders the medical risks of paid egg donation with care and truth in every detail and makes a thoroughly devastating case against the commodification of women and their eggs."
Donald Landry, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Medicine, Columbia University
School of Medicine
"It is a scandal that the infertility industry has gone so many years without collecting adequate safety data on the risks of multiple egg extraction. This makes informed consent impossible for the thousands of young women now undergoing so-called ‘egg donation’ procedures. Every young woman considering ‘egg donation’ as a way to generate income for school tuition or other critical expenditures should see this film first. And policy makers need to insist that we finally conduct the research that should have been done years ago."
Judy Norsigian, Executive Director, Our Bodies Ourselves
Best Documentary -- 2011 California Independent Film Festival
Highly Recommended -- Educational Media Reviews Online
The infertility industry in the United States has grown to a multi-billion dollar business. What is its main commodity? Human eggs. Young women all over the world are solicited by ads—via college campus bulletin boards, social media, online classifieds—offering up to $100,000 for their “donated” eggs, to “help make someone’s dream come true.” But who is this egg donor? Is she treated justly? What are the short- and long-term risks to her health? The answers to these questions will disturb you . . .
Produced by The Center for Bioethics and Culture (Lines That Divide, 2009; Anonymous Father's Day, 2011), Eggsploitation spotlights the booming business of human eggs told through the tragic and revealing stories of real women who became involved and whose lives have been changed forever.
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Jun 21, 2012 - Jul 20, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Pledge $10 or more and we’ll send you a postcard with pictures from the trip to Italy and some love on our social media outlets (be sure to send us your address so we’ll know where to send the postcard).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Pledge $25 or more and I’ll send you a DVD of Eggsploitation and some love on our social media outlets (be sure to send us your address so we’ll know where to send the DVD).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Pledge $50 or more and you get a DVD of Eggsploitation and a DVD of my newest film, Anonymous Father's Day (http://www.anonymousfathersday.com/), as well as a shout out on our social media outlets (be sure to send us your address so we’ll know where to send the DVDs).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Pledge $100 or more and you’ll get DVDs of all three of my films -- Eggsploitation, Anonymous Father's Day, and Lines That Divide -- as well as love via our social media outlets (be sure to send us your address so we’ll know where to send the DVDs).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Pledge $500 or more and you’ll get all of the above plus a signed copy of the script (in English or Italian, you choose).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Pledge $1,000 or more, yup, all of the above and I’ll video chat with your group when you host a showing of any of our films. (I will work with you to find a time that’s acceptable for both of us).Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $3,350 or more
Fully fund the trip, come visit me in the San Francisco Bay area, and I’ll take you to dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. (Note: you must pay for your own travel and lodging, but I’ll buy dinner. I will work with you to find a time that’s acceptable for both of us.)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $6,700 or more
NOTE THIS REWARD HAS BEEN UPGRADED: Thanks to the generosity of a friend in San Francisco, if you give twice as much as we’ve budgeted for this trip (or more), you will be treated to a home-cooked Italian feast at a home in the Sea Cliff neighborhood featuring an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge. You can check out the view at http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/225787/posts/252440/image-129145-full.jpg?1340383807 (Note: you must pay for your own travel and lodging. We will work with you to find a time and date that’s acceptable to all involved.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012