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California’s dark legacy of forced sterilizations

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

(CNN) — Sixty-seven years ago, 14-year-old Charlie Follett was living in California’s Sonoma State Home. As he did most days, Follett sat in a field, singing popular songs to himself, enjoying the sunshine and the solitude.

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Author Will Address State-Sponsored Eugenics Aug. 30 at Duke

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

DURHAM, NC - Edwin Black, author of “War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race,” will speak at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life at Duke University.

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Is an Apology Enough for Genocide?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

By Edwin Black

Everyone knows that Nazi Germany designated Jews and others for mass murder. Some know that Hitler’s racial ideas were inspired by the early twentieth-century pseudo-scientific American eugenic concepts he studied and adopted.  But few are aware that long before Jews and blacks were targeted by eugenicists, white Virginian Appalachians with dark hair were chosen for extinction.

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Eugenics victims sought in Asheville

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

ASHEVILLE — Victims of forced sterilization in Buncombe County have yet to come forward for potential compensation despite the county’s place as a top contributor to North Carolina’s eugenics program.

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San Diego Jewish Film Festival preview: ‘War Against the Weak’

Friday, February 11th, 2011

LA JOLLA, Caifornia — In his ambitious, fact-filled, quick moving, visually appealing, but at times quite disturbing 2009  documentary, War Against the Weak (English, 90 minutes), director Justin Strawhand effectively traces the history of the devolution of the theory and practices of eugenics from the 1880′s to the end of World War II.

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Roberta Bloom’s top picks for the Denver Jewish Film Festival

Friday, February 11th, 2011

A very interesting and powerful documentary. It’s about the American eugenics movement during WWII. This film has been winning awards from coast to coast.

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War Against the Weak: a sobering and enlightening film

Friday, February 11th, 2011

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Doctors sterilise Uzbek women by stealth

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

WHEN her baby died soon after delivery, Gulbahor Zavidova, 28, a poor farmer’s wife, longed to be pregnant again. After months of trying she and her husband visited a doctor who told her she could never have another child because she had been sterilised…

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article7107200.ece

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Upcoming Festivals

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Hi everyone,

Hope the holidays we’re good to you. It was a little slow but things are starting to speed up again and while we are gearing up to release our film (hopefully in April) we have new festivals approaching and we wanted to let you know about upcoming screenings.

We will be at the ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL this Sunday, January 17th with another screening on Wednesday Jan 20th. Here is the link to our page.

watw – atlanta

From there we travel to Amsterdam where we’ve been invited to screen at NIET NORMAAL a 3 month art exhibit on January 21st. Here is a link to our page.

watw – nietnormaal

And just wanted to show you the Beurs Van Berlage where we will be screening. It’s a very beautiful building.

Beurs Van Berlage

We’ve also been invited to the Sedona International Film Festival in late February and will let you know when we have a date.

Please let anyone you know living in the Atlanta area to join us this Sunday, and if you happen to know anyone in Amsterdam let them know as well.

Hope to see you.

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New Jersey Film Festival

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The New Jersey Film Festival ended last weekend and War Against The Weak won for Best Documentary.

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