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The State of Eugenics (2016)

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The true story of survival, deception and the battle for justice in North Carolina for thousands who were sterilized against their will between 1933 and 1974.

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Credited cast:
Kevin Begos Kevin Begos ... Self
Irene Clark Irene Clark ... Self
Brenda Feigen ... Self
Dorothy Mae Grant Dorothy Mae Grant ... Self
Elizabeth Haddix Elizabeth Haddix ... Self
Anna Doss Helms Anna Doss Helms ... Self
Rebecca Kluchin Rebecca Kluchin ... Self
Edward J. Larson Edward J. Larson ... Self
Willis Lynch Willis Lynch ... Self
John Railey John Railey ... Self
Nial Cox Ramirez Nial Cox Ramirez ... Self
Johanna Schoen Johanna Schoen ... Self
Thom Tillis Thom Tillis ... Self - Senate Judiciary Committee (as Sen. Thom Tillis)
Tommy Tomlinson Tommy Tomlinson ... Self
Paul Wilson ... Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (voice)
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BLINDSPOT: Illusions of Justice is a tale of crusading survivors, legislators and journalists working together to right the historical wrongs of a frightening practice in reproductive injustice. Four years in the making and set in North Carolina, the film is the only behind the scenes account of the recent legislative effort to compensate victims of government-ordered and authorized sterilization abuse. From the New Deal to Watergate, North Carolina ran the nation's longest and one of its largest and most aggressive sterilization programs. More than 7,600 men, women and children, many of whom were poor, undereducated or disabled, were sterilized under state law by force or coercion between 1933 and 1974. BLINDSPOT intimately portrays the stories of victims of sterilization abuse in North Carolina, while simultaneously mining a dark chapter in broader U.S. history.

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The true story of survival, deception and the battle for justice in North Carolina for thousands sterilized against their will between 1933 and 1974.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Blindspot: Illusions of Justice See more »

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North Carolina, USA See more »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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Brown Doggy Pictures See more »
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Color (color and black & white archive footage)| Color
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