How to Have an American Baby at DOC NYC


November 14, 2023 6:45PM EST


Village East by Angelika
181-189 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003



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Still from Leslie Tai's How to Have an American Baby.

The Creative Capital project How to Have an American Baby by Leslie Tai (2019 Grantee) makes its New York Premiere at DOC NYC on Nov. 14 ahead of its PBS broadcast on POV. Don’t miss your chance to see this film on the big screen–a deeply embedded and unflinching look behind the closed doors of the Chinese birth tourism industry in the U.S.

Tai deftly interweaves intimate storylines with observational moments and encounters that reveal the larger scale of the underground phenomenon. From Los Angeles to Beijing, Tai introduces viewers to expectant mothers, maternity hotel operators, sales agents in China, cash-happy doctors and angry neighbors in the U.S.–as well as the invisible army of nannies, cooks, and drivers that fuel the industry. Behind closed doors, the story of a hidden global system emerges through the sum of its human parts. 

The screening will be followed by a Q&A and reception for ticket holders at Little Rebel NYC presented by Field of Vision and POV.

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