Against the Current
TitleAgainst the Current
DirectorLinda Flint, Hildur Gladwin, Jane Harris
CountryUK
Year1985
Duration16mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionAgainst The Current is an experimental documentary which takes both an historical and a contemporary look at the lack of control women have over their own bodies, focusing mainly on childbirth and developments in reproductive technologies. Science is seen as offering only facts and is believed like the media, to be objective, neutral and 'in our own interest'. The video raises many questions such as why are the new technologies only available to white, middle-class, heterosexual women and, why is so much money spent on 'test-tube' babies while research into the causes of infertility is ignored?