I am in the final stages of finishing a 54 minute personal doc, SPERM DONOR X, that looks at four diverse women, including myself, as we go on a trip we never imagined-- having kids solo using donor sperm. Although we all struggle with the decision, the truth is right now in this country only 6% of kids will grow up in a traditional family, meaning two straight people who get married, have kids and don't separate. The doc (which was cut on a deferral by Academy Award nominee Jim Klein because he believed so strongly in it) takes the viewer on an intimate journey from the bizarreness of picking the genetic material of your child over the Internet to the creation of joyous alternative families of both adopted and biological children. On the way, it looks at changing paradigms of why people are getting married and what makes a family.
The project has been endorsed by Jane Mattes, head of single mothers by choice, and Mikki Morrissette, head of Choice Moms, but we still need to raise the last finishing funds to do a color correct and license the archival footage. Please help us get this project out into the world by giving what you can! Many thanks!
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