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So What if My Baby is Born Like Me?

4/5 stars The Times
The Telegraph: ‘A moving documentary posing interesting ethical questions.’
Time Out: ‘Tender and thoughtful.’

Jono Lancaster has ‘Treacher Collins Syndrome’, a genetic condition that affects the bones in his face. The condition can be life-threatening, so he and girlfriend Laura have to consider all options before deciding to have children. At the heart of the film lies a dilemma – if Jono uses sophisticated IVF techniques, he can ensure his children won’t have Treachers, but if the same thing had been available to his parents, he may never have been born.

Jono also features in:

‘Love Me, Love My Face’

The Guardian: ‘It was well pitched, this film. It didn’t feel like a freak show, nor was it over-sentimental. It didn’t shy away from the issues either.’

‘Finding My Family on Facebook’

The Independent: ‘He longs to make contact with his siblings, but won’t spring it on them in the teeth of his parents’ opposition. Perhaps one day they’ll show as much courage as he already has.’