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A Healthy Baby Girl (1997)

Healing at her parents' home after a radical hysterectomy from a cervical cancer related to a drug DES she was exposed to when her mother was given it to prevent a miscarriage, Helfand uses... See full summary »

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Judith Helfand
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Healing at her parents' home after a radical hysterectomy from a cervical cancer related to a drug DES she was exposed to when her mother was given it to prevent a miscarriage, Helfand uses her camera as a diary to document complex issues of science,and corporate greed,and in the process awakens as a political activist. Written by Lawrence Chadbourne

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Saw film at Sundance in 1997. Powerful, moving, thought-provoking.
30 November 2001 | by mmgraffSee all my reviews

Saw the film in 1997 at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah with Filmmaker, Judith Helfand. Many in the audience were DES children, both men and women. After the film, discussion ensued, which quickly became an opportunity for DES children to talk about their own experiences with the effects of DES, how their health has been affected by chemicals both those prescribed and those in the environment. I went to see the film for the selfish reason that I am a DES daughter and thought I would gain some insight because I didn't know much about it except what my mother had told me. I found a community. From the group, one DES survivor in the Salt Lake City, UT area has organized around the Tooele Army Depot chemical weapons disposal and the risk to residents' health.


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17 June 1997 (USA) See more »

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