Empty RoomShirly Berkovitz - 69'
An hour after the army informed Irit and Asher that their son Omri, an officer in the Israeli Navy, had been killed, the grieving parents asked to extract his sperm, and use it to fertilize an egg donation and by using a surrogate mother, create a child they could bring up as parents. This is a truly unique case, and a worldwide precedent.
Empty Room is an exceptional personal story raising ethical, scientific and moral questions. A journey of hope, humor and deep sorrow for a bereaved family trying to choose life.
Ambassador of the film: Katalin Barát (psychiatrist, family therapist)