Special Movie Screening: Anonymous Father's Day
Lunch will be provided. This special film screening will not be available via webcast.
Father's Day is just around the corner. But thousands of donor-conceived people won't know how to celebrate. They long to know who they belong to, where they come from, and who they look like. What is it like to grow up not knowing who your biological father is or if you have any siblings? What is it like to find out that the man you thought was your dad is not your biological father, that your true biological father donated his sperm and is known only by a number? Donor-conceived people are demanding answers to these basic questions about their origins, their lives, and their identities.
Join us at noon on Tuesday, June 19th for a special screening of Anonymous Father's Day. From The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of Lines That Divide (2009) and the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010), Anonymous Father's Day explores the stories of women and men who are the children of sperm donors.
Also, meet the Executive Producer, Director, and Writer Jennifer Lahl. Lahl is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network and couples her 25 years of experience as a medical professional with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl's writings have appeared in various publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBC, PBS, and NPR, and she is called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community. She was even invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address egg trafficking. She serves on the North American Editorial Board for Ethics and Medicine and the Board of Reference for Joni Eareckson Tada's Institute on Disability. In 2009, Lahl was associate producer of the documentary film Lines That Divide: The Great Stem Cell Debate, which was an official selection in the 2010 California Independent Film Festival. She made her writing and directing debut in 2010, producing the documentary Eggsploitation, which was awarded Best Documentary at the 2011 California Independent Film Festival, has sold in over 10 countries, and is showing all over the U.S.