Having an American Baby
with Leslie Tai

February 26, 2024

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Filmmaker Leslie Tai’s How To Have an American Baby is streaming on PBS through March 10, 2024. The POV documentary is an intimate look at the shadow economy that caters to Chinese parents who travel to the US to give birth for citizenship. We discuss the film, the commodification of American motherhood, the tragedies of infant morbidity, and what birth sounds like (in any language). Trigger warning: this episode includes discussion of death and medical malpractice.

Show Notes

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