Brit man 'fathered 600 children' with own sperm at family's fertility clinic - News

London, Apr 9: A British man is believed to have fathered 600 children by repeatedly using his own sperm for women to conceive babies, at the fertility clinic he ran with his wife.

Bertold Wiesner and Mary Barton founded the London clinic in the 1940s and helped women conceive 1,500 children.

It was thought that the clinic used a small number of highly intelligent friends as sperm donors but it has now emerged that around 600 of the babies were conceived using sperm from Wiesner himself.

Two men conceived at the clinic - Barry Stevens, a film-maker from Canada and David Gollancz, a barrister in London - have researched the centre and DNA tests suggest Wiesner, an Austrian biologist, provided two thirds of the donated.
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Dallas Iff Announces Honoree, Centerpieces, Target Competition Line Up

The Dallas International Film Festival presented by Cadillac Announces Ann-Margret to receive the Dallas Star Award

Beautiful Boy, Ok Buckaroos and Soul Surfer named as the Centerpiece screeningsAll Selections in the Target Documentary and Narrative CompetitionsThe Dallas International Film Festival presented by Cadillac announced today that award-winning actress Ann-Margret will be honored with the Dallas Star Award at the upcoming festival (March 31 . April 10, 2011). This marks the first announcement of the prestigious Dallas Star Award Honorees.

Poignant dramas Beautiful Boy and Soul Surfer and the world premiere of Ok Buckaroos will be featured in the coveted Centerpiece screening slots. Fourteen films will vie for the unrestricted $25,000 Target cash prize in both the Target Documentary Feature and Narrative Feature Competitions.

The selection of Ann-Margret as a recipient of the Dallas Star Award follows a Dallas Iff Honoree Hall of Fame that features esteemed greats such as Sydney Pollack, Lauren Bacall, Adrien Brody,
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@Idfa: “Client 9,” “Prosecutor”

In straightforward PBS style, Canadian Barry Stevens’s Prosecutor follows Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (Icc), and an unconventional and charismatic Argentinean with a colorful past. Moreno-Ocampo’s resume runs the gamut from bringing to justice the war criminals of his homeland in the 1980s and teaching at Harvard to serving as soccer star Maradona’s lawyer and hosting a Judge Judy-type TV show. Five years on the job and still struggling to reel in big Sudanese fish Omar Al-Bashir, Moreno-Ocampo is finally bringing his first case — the prosecution of a Congolese military leader charged with conscripting child soliders — to trial. Yet what’s most fascinating about Prosecutor is that the lead hero, who favors white suits, has less in common with the wise old Nuremberg prosecutor who visits his office to express his support than he does with a onetime Attorney General starring in another doc…
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