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Catalogue Number:  NFB526226
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Wolf Koenig, Andy Thomson
Directors:  Susan Huycke
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Early Childhood Education, Fiction, Health and Medicine, Learning Disabilities, People With Disabilities, Religious Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1985
Running Time:  12m 43s


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One of a series of short, open-ended dramas designed to stimulate discussion of values and ethics in relation to modern medical technology. This film looks at questions surrounding life-prolonging treatment for disabled newborns. When a teenage girl discovers that her newborn baby suffers from spina bifida and hydrocephalus, she refuses to agree to a life-saving shunt. While her boyfriend, the father, tries to convince her to accept responsibility for the infant, the hospital awaits their signed consent to proceed with the operation.

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