The Children Act

A High Court judge is asked to rule in the case of a minor whose parents are refusing to allow their child undergo a life-saving blood transfusion for religious reasons, which is primarily the teaching of the American Worldwide group now called Jehovah's Witnesses who regard the instruction of the early Jewish tradition forbidding 'life-blood' ingestion whereas, as in the film, this belief is applied and extended to the forbidding of any medical blood transfusions within JW communities. Emma Thompson, as Hn. Mrs Justice Haye in the film, has to rule between the JW teaching and a medical remedy that will save the life of a teenage minor despite the parents' objections to the blood transfusion.


Information

The Children Act
  • Cast
  • Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead
  • Director
  • Richard Eyre
  • Genre
  • Drama
  • Classification
  • M, 105 mins
  • Country of Origin
  • United Kingdom
  • Audio Language
  • English
  • Distributor
  • A24

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