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How to Have an American Baby Screening with Q&A


James Bridges Theater
Feb 8, 2024
6:00 pm

Screening and Q&A with Director Leslie Tai

Moderated by Professor Min Zhou, UCLA Sociology & Asian American Studies

How to Have an American Baby is a kaleidoscopic voyage into the shadow economy catering to Chinese tourists who travel to Southern California to give birth in order to obtain citizenship for their babies. Told through a series of intimately observed vignettes, the story of a hidden global economy emerges-depicting the fortunes and tragedies that befall the ordinary people caught in its web.