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The New Man

Life becomes emotionally raw art in The New Man, a frank and revealing documentary by film director Josh Appignanesi and his wife, lecturer Devorah Baum, about their efforts to become parents. Appignanesi turns the camera on himself when he embarks on the momentous journey to fatherhood. Excitement and anticipation turn to pain when the couple discover they are unable to conceive. Josh's professional life unravels and he reluctantly considers the possibility of assisted reproduction. However, life-threatening complications test the couple's resolve to the limit as they confront birth, death, love and agonising loss with on-camera contributions from filmmakers, writers and thinkers including John Berger, Sophie Fiennes, Darian Leader, Zadie Smith and Slavoj Zizek.