Saving Edwards

Saving Edwards
Zachraňte Edwardse

Czech Republic, 2010, 72 min
Documentary

Saving Edwards
Zachraňte Edwardse

Czech Republic, 2010, 72 min
Documentary

Saving Edwards depicts the struggle for a disabled infant who survives despite terrible medical prognoses. A married couple, Marcel and Šárka, learn that their expected baby may have a genetic disorder, Edwards Syndrome. They refuse the abortion recommended by medical experts and the baby is born. Juliána has multiple disabilities and needs enormous care and patience... This testimony of responsibility in which Šárka gives birth to a second healthy child was directed by Dagmar Smržová. The film's message is expressed in the last subtitle: "We can push back the frontiers of medical science if we find the courage, strength and love to do so."

Writer / Dagmar Smržová    DoP / Jan Kadeřábek, Oliver Malina Morgenstern, Michal Vojkůvka    Editor / Adéla Špaljová, Krasimira Velitchkova    Sound / Oliver Malina Morgenstern, Josef Mašek, Jiří Matoušek, Jan Rádr

Release Date / 15 November 2010

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