Scene from the film Our Child
Scene from the film Our Child
Scene from the film Our Child
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Our Child

  • Switzerland
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Marina Belobrovaja called on Noë, a sperm donor, to conceive her daughter Nelly, with the blessing of her family based in Tel Aviv. For the filmmaker, this choice also leads to a series of questions that she shares, between Berlin, Zurich and Dresden, with individuals escaping the traditional model of parenthood, still significant in Western societies. Marina explores the social ideas surrounding parenthood and family. Accompanying her on her journey, we discover the multitude of notions and aspects of fatherhood: biological father, genetic father, sperm donor, progenitor, recognized father without custody rights. We also discover the unexpected emotional turmoil created by the birth of a child for the men involved. Here is a journey in the belly of a new society based on unconventional families. Is parenthood the only logical continuation of every life? Has the traditional concept of the nuclear family had its day? The filmmaker has achieved what many women in a comparable situation think about but never actually do. In the film, based on her daughter's procreation story and with the help of a sperm donor, Marina Belobrovaja deals with existing social ideas, role patterns and conventions around parenthood and family.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Runtime
    82 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Bolzano Film Festival 2022
    • DOK.FEST Munich 2021
    • Visions du Réel 2021
    • Astra Film Festival 2021
    • Biografilm Festival 2021
    • Women Make Waves Film Festival 2021
  • Awards
    • Best Documentary Award: Bolzano Film Festival 2022 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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