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Industrial Human Farming

The online magazine Slate carries an article on a new business venture in Texas that “is making and selling human embryos from handpicked donors.” From, “The Embryo Factory: The Business Logic of Made-to-Order Babies:” Ryan represents the next wave of industrial rationality. She’s bringing the innovations of Costco and Burger King to the business of […]
January 16, 2013

Thank You

The screening of Anonymous Father’s Day at the Rome International Film Festival was terrific. The audience was engaged with the film and asked great questions during the Q&A that followed. In addition, we received several compliments on the film: “absolutely riveting,” “so well done,” “well structured,” “informative,” “everyone spoke so clearly and eloquently,” “well told.” […]
September 12, 2012

S.G.’s Story

I may be a little bit unusual as far as the children of sperm donors go. I am a 50 year old woman, and I found out exactly one week ago today. It came from out of the blue, because I have done genealogy for the last 20 years, and very recently decided to take […]
August 1, 2012

Sex Cells

The latest New Atlantis carries a thorough and helpful review of the book Sex Cells, which is a sociological study of women and men who sell their eggs and sperm. The entire review is well worth your time to read. “And a sociological account should be only the beginning: if we are committed to the […]
July 16, 2012

Anonymous Fathers in Hollywood and Bollywood

By Matthew Eppinette, Associate Producer, Co-Writer Anonymous International continues to be a theme, this time on the silver screen. Vince Vaughn is slated to play a sperm donor in a film entitled Starbuck. This is a Hollywood remake of a French-Canadian film that seems to have been a hit, earning 86% from critics and 98% […]
June 7, 2012

Another Endorsement

“The great virtue of Anonymous Father’s Day is that it asks us to examine a practice many simply take for granted. Focusing on the thoughtful and thought-provoking comments of three people who were themselves conceived by means of anonymous sperm donation, this documentary invites us to think about the well-being of those who had no […]
March 30, 2012

Early Reviews: The Coverage So Far

“Anonymous Father’s Day” Profiles Children of Sperm Donors Anonymous Father’s Day is a film about adults of anonymous sperm donors and their perspective which is the one we most need to hear.   New documentary gives voice to adult children of sperm donors The 45-minute documentary was so absorbing I watched it twice […]
December 2, 2011

Almost There

All of the edits were finished on Tuesday. The files are on their way to the DVD authoring company, and they have already been delivered to the online service we will be using (watch for an announcement very soon). We’ve setup a Facebook page for the film, and we’ve already received an enthusiastic […]
November 27, 2011

One Step Closer Thanks to a Little Help from Our Friends

We here at the CBC frequently hear from our supporters that they like how we get things D-O-N-E. We work hard to ensure that we don’t simply plan and propose—we set goals and we deliver. Dr. William Hurlbut, Professor at Stanford University, says that CBC is the “most constructive and effective organization in the arena […]
July 30, 2011

Alana S. Newman: Shark Tank Girl

By Jennifer Lahl, Executive Producer, Director, and Writer When I first met Alana, I was at Columbia University Law School screening my documentary film, Eggsploitation. I had done an earlier screening during the day at Fordham University Law School and noted at both of these screenings “they” were following me. They being the women who […]
October 15, 2012

Champaign, IL Showing

Urbana Theological Seminary and Carle Foundation Hospital will be co-hosting a public viewing of Anonymous Father’s Day with Jennifer Lahl on Saturday, September 8th at the Champaign Public Library in Robeson Pavilion Room C at 9:30 AM with a discussion to follow. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to speak with one of the world’s leading […]
August 15, 2012

FDA and Private Sperm Donation

Lawyer and writer Wesley J. Smith weighs in on a recent situation where a woman wants to use sperm from a friend to become pregnant via artificial insemination. The FDA has stepped in to say “no.” The San Francisco Chronicle reports: She is dating a woman. She is trying to conceive a child. She wants […]
July 23, 2012

Our First Festival

We’ve just received word that Anonymous Father’s Day has been accepted into the 2012 Rome International Film Festival. It will be shown Friday, September 7, at 1:00pm in the historic DeSoto Theater in downtown Rome, Georgia.
July 13, 2012

Barry Stevens’ “Bio-Dad”

Today’s Daily Mail carries an article on Bertold Wiesner, Barry Stevens’ “bio-dad.” Barry discusses him in Anonymous Father’s Day, and we show some of the same photos Barry provided for this article. “British scientist ‘fathered 600 children’ by donating sperm at his own fertility clinic” — Bertold Wiesner set up the controversial London Barton clinic […]
April 9, 2012

The Premier

Get updates on the premier screening of Anonymous Father’s Day […]
February 9, 2012 – November 30, 2011

Anonymous Father’s Day to Launch November 21, 2011

New Documentary Gives Voice to Children of Anonymous Sperm Donors San Ramon, CA/November 21, 2011 — From Jennifer Lahl and The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010), Anonymous Father’s Day presents the untold stories of children of sperm donors. Featuring the heart-rending reflections of now adult children fathered anonymously, these […]
November 21, 2011

October Update

We’ve completed filming and are now in the post-production phase on our latest documentary film — editing, writing and recording voice over, gathering additional footage and photographs, and creating graphics to emphasize key points. Everything is on schedule for DVDs to be available before the end of 2011, and we are planning a January premier […]
October 15, 2011