Accepted Paper:

Eggs for Later  


Marieke Schellart

Paper short abstract:

Eggs for Later tells the personal story of a single woman who openly shares her struggle with the ticking biological clock and her plans to extend fertility by freezing her eggs.

Paper long abstract:

Eggs for Later

In this intimate documentary director Marieke Schellart (35) reveals how she struggles with the biological clock. She would like to have children, but the right guy has not arrived yet. To give herself a bit more time she wants to extend fertility by freezing her eggs. However in the Netherlands this is not allowed. She talks frankly with her friends and parents about her plans and doubts, meeting support and resistance along the way. For Marieke a long journey has started which even takes her abroad, trying to find a solution to a problem that concerns many women today.

50 min / Colour / Dutch & English spoken / English subtitles / Digi Beta / PAL / 16:9

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