Sven Blume is the director of FOR SOMEBODY ELSE.
Why did you make this film?
I was interested in the pregnant women's point of view in the surrogate debate (the surrogate mother).
Why use filmmaking to examine this issue?
To get close, to understand, to make a story that many people can relate to. I saw the multiple drama during a limit of time, perfect for a documentary: the 9 month pregnancy period + before and after. The drama of having a child for someone else, the drama of separation, the drama of having something inside of you that is not yours, the drama of serving another person something really special, the drama of having a special relation/separation to someone you don't really know but still have to get close during the process. The drama of belonging or not (belonging to a fetal, to the newborn, to the parents-to-be, to the surrogate-industry etc).
What do you hope educators, students, and community members will learn from your film?
To learn more about the complexity of the question, the pregnant women's perspective of it, ethical questions around surrogate motherhood, the legislation and how it can be connected to women's rights (or not).
Bring the documentary FOR SOMEBODY ELSE to your campus + community