In Utero is a cinematic rumination on what will emerge as the most provocative subject of the twenty-first century – life in the womb and its lasting impact on human development, human behavior, and the state of the world. In Utero brings together for the first time convincing data that explain why some individuals face challenges from the start while others thrive. Fetal origins experts, research scientists, psychologists, doctors and midwives discuss how our experiences in utero shape our future. Through interviews with experts and pioneers, In Utero paints a complex tapestry of the human experience from conception to birth. Tapping into cultural myths, media imagery, and technological trends, the film demonstrates how our experiences in utero preoccupy us throughout our lives.
After the screening, Director Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal and Producer Stephen Gyllenhaal will be joined by Professor Brenda Major (Psychological and Brain Sciences, UCSB) and Professor Maya Rossin-Slater.