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Miksi haluat lapsen?

The first form that the parent going for child adoption needs to fill in has the question, ‘Why do you want to have a child?’ The form has only two lines to answer such a big question. To get a biological child, parents do not need to fill in forms, analyze and justify their reasons. In the video, the question is put forward to people who have a child, who wish to have a child, and to those who don’t want children. The unexpected question reveals feelings of surprise, discomfort and hesitation. The issue has been relevant to the filmmakers who answer the question themselves in the work.

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English title / Why do you want to have a child?
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Miksi haluat lapsen?
Original title / Miksi haluat lapsen?
Keywords / family (phenomena), children (age groups), parents, interviews
Type / Single channel
Genre / personal narrative, experimental
Country / Finland, United States
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:38:14
Language / English, Finnish
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2009
Cast / Minna Rainio (Director), Mark Roberts (Director), Mark Roberts (Editor), Minna Rainio (Editor), Mark Roberts (Camera), Minna Rainio (Camera), Minna Rainio (Author), Mark Roberts (Author)
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