Jun 29, 2009 Uncategorized
Frozen Angels – TV-Tip of the Week
Los Angeles is the epitome of a city where dreams occur, a glamorous city in which the wishes and aspirations of the people are served in a huge industrial complex, fueled and fed. But Los Angeles is not only the film metropolis par excellence, but also the global center for reproductive medicine. A scoundrel, who a connection between the notorious Tinseltown superficiality and the fantasies of the feasibility of gene-sniffing popes. And yet, it pushes it to the cinema-goers after seeing the film Frozen Angels by Frauke Sandig and Eric Black to actually, these are two sides of one coin, two ways to heal from the longings of the people for a world of benefiting.
In the center of the film is an encounter with Bill Handel, his label radio host and founder of the world’s largest agency for surrogate mothers and egg-donors, the Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc. (CSP) & Egg Donation, Inc. – distribute a highly questionable person, who is not afraid of the high song of the blessings of his business through the channel to KFI. But the message arrives in the land of opportunity, as the film forcefully demonstrates. In the main interview with the trade Lori Andrews, a lawyer specializing in genetic engineering, for example, learns that it is possible in the U.S. to patent certain genes. For example, what means that disease-causing genes in the case of their discovery are used primarily to make the patentee immensely rich. Against the backdrop of skyrocketing health care costs and the lack of security of many Americans as clear a sign that the gap between rich and poor in the future will also reveal a gap between health and disease. But this is only the tip of the iceberg.
But it’s not just the naked and as a philanthropy effort concealing greed, this movie to a hard assessment of what makes us may soon be expected. It’s also the boundless naivety of people who avail themselves of reproductive medicine, there are evocations of the surrogate mothers how great this feels, to help other couples to one child. It is tracking the fear of a surrogate mother, one of the discharged from her children, she could ask her later and asked why they did it. It is a downright dog-sounding question of surrogate mothers shortly after birth, whether the child is the “clients” also liked it. It is the latent racism and the ubiquitous dictates of beauty and intelligence toward the less privileged, it is the double standards of a country that in matters of euthanasia shows far more buttoned up than in terms of reproductive medicine.
The two filmmakers Frauke Sandig and Eric Black is not interested in. As for the issue of what the movie would have made a more or less barren science documentary, but only for a moral and ethical questions that are asked at any time with a raised index finger in the room. In most cases the decisive and revealing in passing rates fall, will be spoken by the actors themselves and provide for long stretches for an incredulous shake of the head. But despite all the bizarre and whimsical moments of Frozen Angels looks like dark subtext in science fiction, according to the wishes you that not everything is shown here is actually implemented. To leave a fiery appeal to the policy, not even the deal with the life of the free play of market forces of supply and demand. For that we owe to our children.
Title: Frozen Angels – TV-Tip of the Week Country of production: Germany, USA Year of production: 2005 Length: 90 (min .)