Seeds of Deceit

  • Documentary

Den rystende historie om en hollandsk fertilitetslæge, der blev far til over 65 børn uden at deres mødre vidste det - fortalt af kvinderne selv.

Den rystende historie om en hollandsk fertilitetslæge, der blev far til over 65 børn uden at deres mødre vidste det - fortalt af kvinderne selv.

Tabloid-aviserne havde en fest, da det blev afsløret, at den hollandske fertilitetslæge Jan Karbaat i al hemmelighed havde insemineret over 65 af hans patienter med hans egen sæd. Dr. Karbaat var i 70’erne og 80’erne en progressiv fertilitets-pioner, som hjalp både homoseksuelle og singler med at blive gravide. I dag huskes han som en megaloman galning. Men hvad med kvinderne - og hvad med hans mange børn? Vi møder nogle af dem i ‘Seeds of Deceit’, som skaber kontrast til den groteske historie i sin empatiske og menneskelige tilgang til den arv, de hver især bærer rundt på i dag. ‘Seeds of Deceit’ er en serie i tre afsnit på 45 minutter hver, og følger op på Miriam Guttmanns prisvindende kortfilm af samme navn (CPH:DOX 2018).

The shocking story of a Dutch fertility doctor, who fathered 65 children without their mothers being aware of it – told by the women themselves.

The tabloids had a field day when it transpired that the Dutch fertility doctor Jan Karbaat had secretly inseminated over 65 of his patients with his own sperm. Dr Karbaat was a progressive fertility pioneer in the 1970s and 80s who helped gay people and singles become pregnant. Today, he is remembered as a megalomaniac madman. But what about the women - and what about his many children? We meet some of them in ‘Seeds of Deceit’, which contrasts the grotesque story with an empathetic and human approach to the legacy they all bear today. ‘Seeds of Deceit’ is a series of three episodes of 45 minutes each and is a follow-up to Miriam Guttmann’s award-winning short film of the same name (CPH:DOX 2018).

Director

Miriam Guttmann

Producer

Monique Busman

Producer

Michiel van Erp

Producer

Judith Reuten

Additional Content

45m
Seeds of Deceit Episode 1

Den rystende historie om en hollandsk fertilitetslæge, der blev far til over 65 børn uden at deres mødre vidste det - fortalt af kvinderne selv.

Tabloid-aviserne havde en fest, da det blev afsløret, at den hollandske fertilitetslæge Jan Karbaat i al hemmelighed havde insemineret over 65 af hans patienter med hans egen sæd. Dr. Karbaat var i 70’erne og 80’erne en progressiv fertilitets-pioner, som hjalp både homoseksuelle og singler med at blive gravide. I dag huskes han som en megaloman galning. Men hvad med kvinderne - og hvad med hans mange børn? Vi møder nogle af dem i ‘Seeds of Deceit’, som skaber kontrast til den groteske historie i sin empatiske og menneskelige tilgang til den arv, de hver især bærer rundt på i dag. ‘Seeds of Deceit’ er en serie i tre afsnit på 45 minutter hver, og følger op på Miriam Guttmanns prisvindende kortfilm af samme navn (CPH:DOX 2018).

The shocking story of a Dutch fertility doctor, who fathered 65 children without their mothers being aware of it – told by the women themselves.

The tabloids had a field day when it transpired that the Dutch fertility doctor Jan Karbaat had secretly inseminated over 65 of his patients with his own sperm. Dr Karbaat was a progressive fertility pioneer in the 1970s and 80s who helped gay people and singles become pregnant. Today, he is remembered as a megalomaniac madman. But what about the women - and what about his many children? We meet some of them in ‘Seeds of Deceit’, which contrasts the grotesque story with an empathetic and human approach to the legacy they all bear today. ‘Seeds of Deceit’ is a series of three episodes of 45 minutes each and is a follow-up to Miriam Guttmann’s award-winning short film of the same name (CPH:DOX 2018).

45m
Seeds of Deceit Episode 2

Den rystende historie om en hollandsk fertilitetslæge, der blev far til over 65 børn uden at deres mødre vidste det - fortalt af kvinderne selv.

Tabloid-aviserne havde en fest, da det blev afsløret, at den hollandske fertilitetslæge Jan Karbaat i al hemmelighed havde insemineret over 65 af hans patienter med hans egen sæd. Dr. Karbaat var i 70’erne og 80’erne en progressiv fertilitets-pioner, som hjalp både homoseksuelle og singler med at blive gravide. I dag huskes han som en megaloman galning. Men hvad med kvinderne - og hvad med hans mange børn? Vi møder nogle af dem i ‘Seeds of Deceit’, som skaber kontrast til den groteske historie i sin empatiske og menneskelige tilgang til den arv, de hver især bærer rundt på i dag. ‘Seeds of Deceit’ er en serie i tre afsnit på 45 minutter hver, og følger op på Miriam Guttmanns prisvindende kortfilm af samme navn (CPH:DOX 2018).

The shocking story of a Dutch fertility doctor, who fathered 65 children without their mothers being aware of it – told by the women themselves.

The tabloids had a field day when it transpired that the Dutch fertility doctor Jan Karbaat had secretly inseminated over 65 of his patients with his own sperm. Dr Karbaat was a progressive fertility pioneer in the 1970s and 80s who helped gay people and singles become pregnant. Today, he is remembered as a megalomaniac madman. But what about the women - and what about his many children? We meet some of them in ‘Seeds of Deceit’, which contrasts the grotesque story with an empathetic and human approach to the legacy they all bear today. ‘Seeds of Deceit’ is a series of three episodes of 45 minutes each and is a follow-up to Miriam Guttmann’s award-winning short film of the same name (CPH:DOX 2018).

45m
Seeds of Deceit Episode 3

Den rystende historie om en hollandsk fertilitetslæge, der blev far til over 65 børn uden at deres mødre vidste det - fortalt af kvinderne selv.

Tabloid-aviserne havde en fest, da det blev afsløret, at den hollandske fertilitetslæge Jan Karbaat i al hemmelighed havde insemineret over 65 af hans patienter med hans egen sæd. Dr. Karbaat var i 70’erne og 80’erne en progressiv fertilitets-pioner, som hjalp både homoseksuelle og singler med at blive gravide. I dag huskes han som en megaloman galning. Men hvad med kvinderne - og hvad med hans mange børn? Vi møder nogle af dem i ‘Seeds of Deceit’, som skaber kontrast til den groteske historie i sin empatiske og menneskelige tilgang til den arv, de hver især bærer rundt på i dag. ‘Seeds of Deceit’ er en serie i tre afsnit på 45 minutter hver, og følger op på Miriam Guttmanns prisvindende kortfilm af samme navn (CPH:DOX 2018).

The shocking story of a Dutch fertility doctor, who fathered 65 children without their mothers being aware of it – told by the women themselves.

The tabloids had a field day when it transpired that the Dutch fertility doctor Jan Karbaat had secretly inseminated over 65 of his patients with his own sperm. Dr Karbaat was a progressive fertility pioneer in the 1970s and 80s who helped gay people and singles become pregnant. Today, he is remembered as a megalomaniac madman. But what about the women - and what about his many children? We meet some of them in ‘Seeds of Deceit’, which contrasts the grotesque story with an empathetic and human approach to the legacy they all bear today. ‘Seeds of Deceit’ is a series of three episodes of 45 minutes each and is a follow-up to Miriam Guttmann’s award-winning short film of the same name (CPH:DOX 2018).