Designer Babies: The New Eugenics

The idea of choosing your baby’s hair and eye colour, IQ, height, weight and talents fills most of us with a sense of horror, evoking memories of Nazi breeding programmes from the 1930s. Yet some are willing to overcome the taboo in a bid to create ‘the perfect child’.

Filmed in the USA, India and Denmark, this documentary explores the new techniques making what was once science-fiction a reality. We hear from key figures in the debate on the ethics of this controversial practice.


  • Year: 2010
  • Duration: 52 MINS
  • Production: TAC PRESSE
  • Director: Camille le Pomellec
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France


  • Most viewed documentary at Le Rendez Vous 2010