In all-American Boise, Idaho, an unexpected industry has emerged - surrogacy. Here, one in fifteen mothers will carry a baby for a stranger.
MADE IN BOISE is a feature-length documentary that will include a television broadcast and an educational and audience engagement campaign. Weaving together the intimate stories of four surrogates and the parents whose children they carry, MADE IN BOISE is told primarily from the surrogates’ point of view and explores the many relationships that surrogates must navigate—with the parents for whom they carry, medical teams, legal teams, and even their own friends and family—as they bring others’ biological children into the world.
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Ultimately, these women are pioneering a new phenomenon in family-making in Boise. I want to encompass all of the layered complexity of their work—there’s so much under the surface of their seemingly easy pregnancies—and I only hope that this film expresses that intention.
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