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The New Man

The New Man
The New Man
Turning the camera on themselves, Josh and Devorah film the process of becoming parents at a time when late reproduction is the norm and masculinity is in crisis. Having been through multiple rounds of IVF, the couple finally get pregnant, but when complications hit, they’re pushed to their limits. The New Man is a film for anyone who has children, is thinking of having them, or still feels like a child themselves.

What emerges is a moving and intimate portrait of a generation going through a revolution that no ­one’s talking about. En route we hear from the likes of Slavoj Žižek, Zadie Smith, David Schneider, John Berger, Antony Gormley, Hisham Matar and Darian Leader.

Pregnancy, New Reproductive Technologies, Infertility, Gender, Domesticity, Marriage, Masculinity, Crisis, Documentary, bereavement, Parenting, Self-exposure
The Creative Life Film Company Ltd.
Baum, Devorah
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Appignanesi, Josh
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Baum, Devorah
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Appignanesi, Josh
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Baum, Devorah and Appignanesi, Josh (2016) The New Man.

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Abstract

Turning the camera on themselves, Josh and Devorah film the process of becoming parents at a time when late reproduction is the norm and masculinity is in crisis. Having been through multiple rounds of IVF, the couple finally get pregnant, but when complications hit, they’re pushed to their limits. The New Man is a film for anyone who has children, is thinking of having them, or still feels like a child themselves.

What emerges is a moving and intimate portrait of a generation going through a revolution that no ­one’s talking about. En route we hear from the likes of Slavoj Žižek, Zadie Smith, David Schneider, John Berger, Antony Gormley, Hisham Matar and Darian Leader.

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Published date: 18 November 2016
Additional Information: The film has had a nationwide theatrical release and been widely and favourably reviewed across print, online, radio and TV media. It is co-directed and co-authored by myself and Josh Appignanesi. It is funded by the Wellcome Trust and has also had screenings for specialist audiences such as eg midwives and therapists.
Keywords: Pregnancy, New Reproductive Technologies, Infertility, Gender, Domesticity, Marriage, Masculinity, Crisis, Documentary, bereavement, Parenting, Self-exposure
Organisations: English

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Local EPrints ID: 408779
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/408779
PURE UUID: 740d21af-fb13-4e84-9148-e3687a235368

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Date deposited: 27 May 2017 04:03
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 20:00

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