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After The Apocalypse

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Synopsis

The descendants of the victims of the Soviet's secret nuclear test-site in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, know having a healthy child is not guaranteed. Deformed children are often abandoned in orphanages. Doctors and scientists blame inherited genetic effects from the radiation down the generations. Now the state response is a proposed scheme to 'clean out' those with bad genes' by preventing them from getting pregnant.

The film follows the city maternity doctor as he enthusiastically pilots the 'genetic passport' scheme. In doing so, two 'patients' who live on the test-site (one has facial deformities) are determined to exercise their right to have a child despite the city medical establishment's grim genetic prognosis for their unborn child's future.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
62 mins
Format
HD
Director
Antony Butts
Producer
Natasha Dack
Editor
Hugh Williams
Director of Photography
Antony Butts
Music
Tom Player

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Production Company

Tigerlily Films Ltd
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London E1 6LA
UK

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