IN UTERO is a documentary examining the connection between the state of the world and prenatal life. Filmmakers Stephen and Kathleen Gyllenhaal share a trailer for the film and explain epigenetics while discussing the impact of “unconscious” memories. The Gyllenhaals also break down pro life vs pro choice, fetal development and reveal their own struggles with conception on this episode of Antidote hosted by Michael Parker.
FILM & GUEST BIO:
IN UTERO – Through enlightening and oftentimes poignant interviews with experts and pioneers, IN UTERO paints a complex tapestry of the human experience from conception to birth. Tapping into cultural myths, popular movies, and technological trends, the film demonstrates how our experiences in utero preoccupy us throughout our lives.
Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal is the writer/director of a diverse body of award-winning dramas and documentaries, including Beauty Mark, a social documentary exploring America’s obsession with body image, perfection and success, and Sita, a Girl from Jambu, an ethnographic drama about child sex trafficking in Nepal. Kathleen taught at the University of Colorado-Boulder, then Vassar College, where she obtained tenure. From there, she transitioned to Hollywood, co-producing the feature film Grassroots. Kathleen wrote and directed the award-winning Lychee Thieves, an Academy Award qualifying live-action short. She currently develops dramatic content for television.
Stephen Gyllenhaal (producer) is a film and television director, writer and producer. His directing credits include Paris Trout, for which he received a DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials, as well as the theatrical films, Waterland, A Dangerous Woman, Losing Isaiah and Homegrown. In 2012, he received a DGA nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for Girl Fight. He co-wrote and directed the indie film Grassroots, which made its theatrical debut in Summer 2012, and he recently directed the indie film So B. He currently directs the Peabody award-winning dramatic series Rectify for the Sundance Channel and Billions for Showtime. His producing credits include the TV movies Living with the Dead, The Patron Saint of Liars, and A Shattered Mind.
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Antidote Highlights Playlist:
00:01 Welcoming Stephen Gyllenhaal & Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal to Antidote.
03:40 Birth and emotional development.
05:25 Pain & the development of a fetal brain.
07:17 “Unconscious” definition & unconscious memories.
08:18 Neuron development & behavioral epigenetics.
09:03 IN UTERO Trailer.
11:06 The opening of the film and the reaction of the fetus.
13:16 Emotional responses and the impact of sound.
15:12 A “feeling organism”, development order & denial.
20:38 Access, knowledge and take aways from the film.
21:12 The decision to have a child.
23:15 Pro life vs pro choice.
27:18 Birth stories and themes.
32:33 Projects about human connection.
36:11 Thank you and goodbye.