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  1. Title: The Choice
    Time: 45 minutes
    Producer: Avicenna Research Institute and Documentary & Experimental
    Year of production: 2005Film Center (DEFC)
    Director: Ms. Marjaneh Danehkar
    This documentary is about abortion and explores its different aspects from medical, ethical, legal, jurisprudential, social and psychological viewpoints. The director attempts to present a multidimensional analysis of the issue through interviewing with experts and giving comprehensive information and feature a realistic and unbiased picture regardless of any prejudgment. In this documentary, a physician's response to the abortion request is among the interesting sequences filmed in furtively.

  2. Title: Gamete & Embryo Donation
    Time: 41 minutes
    Producer: Avicenna Research Institute and Documentary & Experimental Film Center (DEFC)
    Year of production: 2005
    Director: Ms. Marjaneh Danehkar
    Gamete and embryo donation is one of the most important techniques in infertility treatment. Many couples around the world suffering from infertility can resolve lots of their problems by this method. However, this technology evoked controversies; particularly, in countries like Iran the religious atmosphere and social attitude intensified the some issues including lineage, heredity, social acceptance and etc. This documentary seeks to introduce not only the technology but also clarify its different ethical, legal, jurisprudential, social and psychological aspects. Besides providing research-based and precise information, the director highlights the pro and con views on related fields.

  3. Title: The Surrogacy
    Time: 35 minutes
    Producer: Avicenna Research Institute and Documentary & Experimental Film Center (DEFC)
    Year of production: 2007
    Director: Ms. Azam Najafian
    Surrogacy is another medical achievement among the assisted reproductive techniques in which infertile couples have a chance to use another woman's uterus to carry and deliver a child in the case of mother inability. This case encompasses various dimensions so that the director based upon a thorough perception of the issue and its controversies tries to present this technique besides the related challenges by addressing the experts' opinion and figure troubles, doubts and desires of women involved in a surrogacy arrangement either as a biological mother or a surrogate. The film could portray a more interesting and appealing story using regeneration of these adverse feelings in its sequences.

  4. Title: A Secluded House
    Time: 27 minutes
    Producer: Avicenna Research Institute and Documentary & Experimental Film Center (DEFC)
    Year of production: 2008
    Directors: Ms. Fima Emami & Reza Daryanoush
    Although many new kinds of treatments have been developed over the past few decades, but the majority of them are too expensive. The film producers made an effort not only to put forward the significance and prevalence of infertility but also to deal with its economic side. They have also emphasized that the infertile couples should be protected by the government and insurance companies. In some parts of the film patients retell their financial problems; furthermore authorities present their pro and con votes about infertility coverage.

  5. Title: The Absence of a lady or a man named "B"
    Time: 63 minute
    Producer: Avicenna Research Institute and Documentary & Experimental Film Center (DEFC)
    Year of production: 2009
    Directors: Ms. Fima Emami & Reza Daryanoush
    The plot is about a rural couple who are going through a divorce owing to lack of having a child. Filmmakers, with detailing this couple's life, exhibited a psychoanalytic work that not only consider the significance of infertility and its effect on family but also present this couples' cultural context which can be extended to public in general and many rustic customs. The directors could create a documentary drama. The film scrutinizes behavior and psychological characteristics of this couple while putting forward the social and ethical challenges of infertility with no exaggeration.

  6. Title: Another Season
    Time: 25 minute
    Producer: Avicenna Research Institute
    Year of production: 2009
    Directors: Ms. Nadiyeh Ja'fari
    New developments in human knowledge promise scholars' achievement in different scientific areas. In this regard, modern technologies in various fields have served human knowledge to improve the health and welfare of the world people. This documentary has a different look to these achievements.
    "Another Season" narrates in an impressive way a cross section of a young couple's life who finds out their child infected with cancer.
    With representing the difficulties of this situation, the director is seeking to remind the audiences what have been neglected in facing with disabling diseases prior to their treatment like striving for life, promising future and attempting to preserve the patients' fertility in order to resume their normal life after recovery.
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