Adam – Made to Order Savior
Broadcast Premiere: ARTE December 2003
"naturalistic... remarkably sensitive..." (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung11/03)
The film examines the thorny issues raised by pre-implantation genetic diagnosis by focusing on a child "designed" to be a perfect donor for his sister.
On August 19th 2000 Adam Nash is born. He is the first human being that was conceived, tested, chosen in a laboratory to safe his older sister’s life. This story creates a worldwide outcry, spectacular headlines and heated ethical debates. While society asks: How could you? , family Nash asks: How could we not?
Writer and Director: Katja Esson
Camera: Jörg Jeschel, Eddie Marritz
Sound: Mike Jones, Richard Fleming
Editor: Markus Müller
Producer: Thomas Kufus