Turning the camera on themselves, Josh and Devorah film the process of becoming parents at a time when late reproduction is the norm and masculinity is in crisis. Having been through multiple rounds of IVF, the couple finally get pregnant, but when complications hit, they’re pushed to their limits. The New Man is a film for anyone who has children, is thinking of having them, or still feels like a child themselves.
What emerges is a moving and intimate portrait of a generation going through a revolution that noone’s talking about. En route we hear from the likes of Slavoj Žižek, Zadie Smith, David Schneider, John Berger, Antony Gormley, Hisham Matar and Darian Leader (20,000 Days on Earth).
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the Guardian's Head of Documentaries, Charlie Phillips and Guardian features writer Hadley Freeman plus directors and characters Josh Appignanesi and Devorah Baum.