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The Filmjump to top

Made in India is a feature length documentary film about the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India.

The film follows couples across the US whose struggle with infertility has led them to seek a surrogate mother to carry their child. But with the cost of surrogacy in the US up to nearly $100,000, these couples look to India for a cheaper option. The film weaves interconnected storylines to reveal the journeys of the American parents who travel to India for inexpensive surrogacy and the Indian women who agree to carry the fetuses for a fee.

What unfolds is a complicated clash of families in crisis, reproductive technology and outsourcing played out across cultures and countries.

The Filmmakersjump to top

Director / Producer - Rebecca Haimowitz

Director / Producer - Vaishali Sinha

Executive Producer - Erin Heidenreich

Rebecca Haimowitz & Vaishali Sinha are documentary filmmakers committed to creating work that shows the human stories behind this complex, sometimes controversial subject matter. As an American and an Indian working together, we bring different perspectives to the film, a dynamic that has us both asking harder questions, digging into deeper emotional responses.

As women deeply interested in issues of reproductive rights, social justice and global issues, the subject of "outsourcing" surrogacy to India captivated us from the moment we first read about the practice.

We aim to create a film that goes beyond sensationalist headlines and uncovers the personal lives and choices of the surrogates and the infertile Americans involved.

Fundingjump to top

To date, partial funding for "Made in India" has been generously provided by

The Fledgling Fund

Chicken and Egg Pictures

The Playboy Foundation

The Sharon Levine Foundations

individual donations

Donationsjump to top

Your support will provide crucial assistance for our continued filming and editing. You can make a tax deductible contribution towards the making of 'Made in India'.


The link above will take you to the Center for Independent Documentary's fiscal sponsor page. Just pick our name (Made in India) from the drop box and fill out other info to make a donation.