A film review of

I Am Mother

Directed by Grant Sputore

(Streaming on Netflix, TV-14, 2019)

 

Editors Note: Warning! This article contains plot spoilers for the film I Am Mother.

Connoisseurs of science fiction cinema may not all agree on the core list of great-making properties of a film or television series, but many would acknowledge that strong philosophical themes are a key element of a compelling storyline. Usually, such themes involve the ethics that come into play with hypothetical technologies such as artificial intelligence, transhumanism, and time travel. The characters of the piece typically find themselves facing moral dilemmas that result from the intersection of advanced technologies and human life. A recent Netflix exclusive, I Am Mother, a sci-fi thriller directed by Grant Sputore and written by Michael Lloyd Green, employs cinematography and scripting that raise crucial philosophical questions about humanity. Intentionally or not, the theme of the sanctity of unborn (and born) human life pervades I Am Mother.

This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Melissa Cain Travis about her Christian Research Journal film review “The Artistic Pro-Life Theme in Netflix’s I Am Mother.”

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