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Industrial Human Farming

The online magazine Slate carries an article on a new business venture in Texas that “is making and selling human embryos from handpicked donors.” From, “The Embryo Factory: The Business Logic of Made-to-Order Babies:” Ryan represents the next wave of industrial rationality. She’s bringing the innovations of Costco and Burger King to the business of […]

Alana S. Newman: Shark Tank Girl

By Jennifer Lahl, Executive Producer, Director, and Writer When I first met Alana, I was at Columbia University Law School screening my documentary film, Eggsploitation. I had done an earlier screening during the day at Fordham University Law School and noted at both of these screenings “they” were following me. They being the women who […]

Thank You
Thank You

The screening of Anonymous Father’s Day at the Rome International Film Festival was terrific. The audience was engaged with the film and asked great questions during the Q&A that followed. In addition, we received several compliments on the film: “absolutely riveting,” “so well done,” “well structured,” “informative,” “everyone spoke so clearly and eloquently,” “well told.” […]

Champaign, IL Showing

Urbana Theological Seminary and Carle Foundation Hospital will be co-hosting a public viewing of Anonymous Father’s Day with Jennifer Lahl on Saturday, September 8th at the Champaign Public Library in Robeson Pavilion Room C at 9:30 AM with a discussion to follow. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to speak with one of the world’s leading […]

S. G.’s Story

I may be a little bit unusual as far as the children of sperm donors go. I am a 50 year old woman, and I found out exactly one week ago today. It came from out of the blue, because I have done genealogy for the last 20 years, and very recently decided to take […]

FDA and Private Sperm Donation

Lawyer and writer Wesley J. Smith weighs in on a recent situation where a woman wants to use sperm from a friend to become pregnant via artificial insemination. The FDA has stepped in to say “no.” The San Francisco Chronicle reports: She is dating a woman. She is trying to conceive a child. She wants […]

Sex Cells

The latest New Atlantis carries a thorough and helpful review of the book Sex Cells, which is a sociological study of women and men who sell their eggs and sperm. The entire review is well worth your time to read. “And a sociological account should be only the beginning: if we are committed to the […]

Our First Festival
Our First Festival

We’ve just received word that Anonymous Father’s Day has been accepted into the 2012 Rome International Film Festival. It will be shown Friday, September 7, at 1:00pm in the historic DeSoto Theater in downtown Rome, Georgia.

Send Eggsploitation to Italy
Send Eggsploitation to Italy

We have a great opportunity to send our earlier film Eggsploitation to a conference in Italy that 100,000 are expected to attend, but we’re going to need some help. We’ve just launched a kickstarter campaign to raise the $$. Please consider giving (check out the rewards we’ve setup). http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1934341806/send-eggsploitation-to-italy

Anonymous Fathers in Hollywood and Bollywood
Anonymous Fathers in Hollywood and Bollywood

By Matthew Eppinette, Associate Producer, Co-Writer Anonymous International continues to be a theme, this time on the silver screen. Vince Vaughn is slated to play a sperm donor in a film entitled Starbuck. This is a Hollywood remake of a French-Canadian film that seems to have been a hit, earning 86% from critics and 98% […]

Barry Stevens’ “Bio-Dad”

Today’s Daily Mail carries an article on Bertold Wiesner, Barry Stevens’ “bio-dad.” Barry discusses him in Anonymous Father’s Day, and we show some of the same photos Barry provided for this article. “British scientist ‘fathered 600 children’ by donating sperm at his own fertility clinic” — Bertold Wiesner set up the controversial London Barton clinic […]

Another Endorsement

“The great virtue of Anonymous Father’s Day is that it asks us to examine a practice many simply take for granted. Focusing on the thoughtful and thought-provoking comments of three people who were themselves conceived by means of anonymous sperm donation, this documentary invites us to think about the well-being of those who had no […]

A Report from the Premier Screening

“I sat with other audience members on folding chairs in a small Soho gallery theatre for the debut of Anonymous Father’s Day, watching Stephanie Blessing’s face onscreen as she learned her dad was not her biological father.” World New York: “New Documentary Reveals the Other Side of Anonymous Sperm Donation”

A Review of the Premier Screening

“There’s much of interest in the film, which I highly recommend, and there was much of interest in the discussion.” ARTful Questions: “Anonymous Father’s Day: The Center for Bioethics and Culture Documentatry”

Premier Screening

We had a standing room only crowd for the premier screening in New York. Many thanks to the Soho Gallery for Digital Art for hosting us. Thanks also to all those who gave through Kickstarter to make the premier possible. We’ve posted some photos on our facebook page. Click over there and have a look.

Early Reviews: The Coverage So Far
Early Reviews: The Coverage So Far

“Anonymous Father’s Day” Profiles Children of Sperm Donors Anonymous Father’s Day is a film about adults of anonymous sperm donors and their perspective which is the one we most need to hear.   New documentary gives voice to adult children of sperm donors The 45-minute documentary was so absorbing I watched it twice . . […]

Premier Screening

The Anonymous Father’s Day Premier Screening will be 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM January 29 at the The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art in New York. Several of the people who appear in the film will be in attendance along with the fimmakers. This will kickoff a week of screenings of both Anonymous Father’s Day […]

Anonymous Father’s Day to Launch November 21, 2011

New Documentary Gives Voice to Children of Anonymous Sperm Donors San Ramon, CA/November 21, 2011 — From Jennifer Lahl and The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010), Anonymous Father’s Day presents the untold stories of children of sperm donors. Featuring the heart-rending reflections of now adult children fathered anonymously, these […]

Almost There

All of the edits were finished on Tuesday. The files are on their way to the DVD authoring company, and they have already been delivered to the online service we will be using (watch for an announcement very soon). We’ve setup a facebook page for the film at https://www.facebook.com/AnonFathersDay, and we’ve already received an enthusiastic […]

October Update

We’ve completed filming and are now in the post-production phase on our latest documentary film — editing, writing and recording voice over, gathering additional footage and photographs, and creating graphics to emphasize key points. Everything is on schedule for DVDs to be available before the end of 2011, and we are planning a January premier […]

One Step Closer Thanks to a Little Help from Our Friends

We here at the CBC frequently hear from our supporters that they like how we get things D-O-N-E. We work hard to ensure that we don’t simply plan and propose—we set goals and we deliver. Dr. William Hurlbut, Professor at Stanford University, says that CBC is the “most constructive and effective organization in the arena […]