Underexposed: The Temple of the Fetus

Kathy High

1993 | 00:58:00 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Body, Feminism, Health, Media Analysis, Sexuality

This feature-length experimental narrative, about women’s relationships to new reproduction technologies and genetic engineering, combines documentary interviews with field experts and a science fiction segment depicting stories of in-vitro fertilization and other methods. Underexposed: The Temple Of The Fetus examines ways the news media shapes perceptions and social attitudes towards medical topics. The fictional part follows the political awakening of a TV journalist who unearths the possible dangers of these new technologies as she investigates them for her medical news series. High exposes the medical establisment's attitude towards women, reflected in society’s view of women in general.

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Dallas Video Festival, 1993