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I wish I had seen ... ‘One More Shot’ in my medical training. It provides a realistic window into what fertility treatments are like for the patients going through them. It not only educates on the reality of fertility care but the emotional impact on patients going through them.
One More Shot is that rare film that engages our heart while opening our minds. It’s a personal exploration of a world of medical technology that’s changing the way we think about and create our families. For extended family and professionals, it’s a way into the emotional journey of assisted reproduction; for those who’ve been there, it’s a welcome message of understanding that normalizes what can feel like a stigmatized experience.
One More Shot offers an intimate lens into the lived experience of infertility in the twenty-first century. One especially important aspect of this film is that it illustrates how historical myths about infertility have a way of circulating and maintaining power even when there is a wealth of scientific evidence disproving them. Maya, for instance, finds herself being told to “just relax” when she hasn’t conceived after an extended period of time, an idea that can be traced back to Freudian psychology of the mid-twentieth century and energy conservation theory of the early twentieth century. Ultimately, Maya and Noah find themselves forced to answer a number of complicated and emotional questions about what constitutes a family and how far they will go to create theirs. Their journey is as heart-wrenching as it is affirming and authentic. The fact that they are willing to illustrate their journey through all of its ups and downs is a gift for scholars, clinicians, and families alike.
One More Shot is a poignant and engrossing patient narrative about a young infertile couple who documented their experience of a wide gamut of infertility treatments. They also interviewed other infertile couples, each with their own story on how they resolved the issue of having a family.It’s a valuable teaching tool for the next generation of professionals across multiple disciplines including film, medicine, social welfare, law and gender studies, exploring complicated social, financial and personal issues surrounding assisted reproduction. As advances in modern science change the face of modern families, it’s invaluable to see a genuine look at what that means to people.
One More Shot provides a a first-person view into a young couple’s struggle with infertility, offering intimate insight into a growing area of medical practice. The movie explores how a growing set of new technologies are intersecting with decision making and possibilities for family planning. It will provoke sympathy, laughs, as well as thoughtful discussion on a often invisible but profound transformation in some of our must fundamental social norms and cultural expectations.