We Want a Child

Roundup: Infertility, Miscarriage, and Infant Loss in Film and TV Week

Children of Men (2006) The “Plague” of Infertility in Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men by Carleen Tibbetts Women can’t get pregnant anymore and nobody knows why. This the central lamentation in Alfonso Cuaron’s 2006 dystopian film Children of Men, based on P.D. James’s novel. Set in England in the year 2027, this is the story of […]

The Power of Portrayal: Infertility, Reproductive Choice and Reproduction in ‘We Want a Child’

Movie poster for We Want a Child Written by Leigh Kolb for our theme week on Infertility, Miscarriage, and Infant Loss. The 1949 Danish film We Want a Child (Vi vil ha’ et barn) deals with abortion, failed adoption, infertility, detailed fertility and prenatal care and childbirth. Depictions of any of these subjects are few and […]