Infertility is just the beginning of a long road in the quest to have a child for the couples at the center of haveababy, Amanda Micheli’s documentary profile of patients of a Las Vegas fertility clinic. Each year, the clinic hosts a YouTube-based competition called “I Believe,” which gives one lucky couple a shot at an in vitro fertilization treatment they could not otherwise afford. Hundreds of couples apply, yet there can be only one winner. Even after the competition ends, Micheli's sensitive lens continues to follow the ups and downs of the various competitors—depicting the enormous physical and emotional toll of this journey, and for some, the inspirational rewards on the other side.
Amanda is an Oscar-nominated director and cinematographer. LA CORONA premiered at Sundance and won the Oscar nod, and she recently produced the award-winning short SLOMO. In 2005, DOUBLE DARE was a winner at festivals worldwide, and her film JUST FOR THE RIDE won a student Oscar. Other credits: ONE NATION UNDER DOG, THIN, CAT DANCERS and MY FLESH AND BLOOD.
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