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Homo Sapiens 1900 (1998)

Homo Sapiens 1900 is a stunning exploration of the history of eugenics, race hygiene and the quest to improve the human race. Emerging at the turn of the century, eugenic movements spawned government sanctioned research projects

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Homo Sapiens 1900 is a stunning exploration of the history of eugenics, race hygiene and the quest to improve the human race. Emerging at the turn of the century, eugenic movements spawned government sanctioned research projects

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Rashygien, eugenik och drömmen om en ny människa

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30 October 1998 (Sweden)  »

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Ihminen mallia 1900  »

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$1,257 (USA) (3 March 2000)

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A documentary pretty much ruined by incredibly dull narration and lousy production values.
23 June 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is about the history of the eugenics movement. This was an organized effort by doctors, social scientists and the government to control who breeds and who doesn't in order to strengthen the herd,...I mean 'human race'. Not surprisingly, various prejudices and hatreds were used in forming these ideals--so that THOSE sort of people don't continue breeding like rats! The ideals sound reasonable...if you're breeding dogs or snakes! I was eager to see "Homo Sapiens 1900". Yet, the film turned out to be terribly made--even though the subject matter is compelling. Much of it is because of the insipid narration--dull, without much feeling and stilted. Additionally, while I liked all the vintage footage, having folks TODAY talking about the eugenics movement and discussing their feelings would have made the film lots better. But with your only companion being the very dull narrator, good luck staying awake with this one!


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