What if you desperately wanted a baby, but your country and religion prohibited you from trying the only medical treatment that could help you conceive? The one-hour documentary "Beautiful Sin" tells the decade-long story of three infertile couples who take the Costa Rican government before an international human rights court to demand the right to use in vitro fertilization (IVF). Costa Rica is the only country in the world that has outlawed the fertility treatment, in which doctors create embryos in the lab.
Produced, directed, written and narrated by Gabriela Quirós
Edited by Linda Peckham
Camera: Hilda Hidalgo, Gabriela Quirós
Sound: Nano Fernández
Associate Producers: Emi Kondo, Laura Pacheco
This program is produced by Azul Films for Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), in association with KQED Public Television, with major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
In Association with Chicken & Egg Pictures.
Additional funding: Marlene and Larry Gilbert, Hivos, Mama Cash, Women in Film Foundation Film Finishing Fund and its presenting sponsor, General Motors Corporation, and the Pacific Pioneer Fund.
© 2014, Gabriela Quiros. All rights reserved.