The State of Eugenics (2016)

| Documentary
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.




Credited cast:
Kevin Begos Kevin Begos ... Himself
Irene Clark Irene Clark ... Herself
Brenda Feigen ... Herself
Dorothy Mae Grant Dorothy Mae Grant ... Herself
Elizabeth Haddix Elizabeth Haddix ... Herself
Anna Doss Helms Anna Doss Helms ... Herself
Rebecca Kluchin Rebecca Kluchin ... Herself
Edward J. Larson Edward J. Larson ... Himself
Willis Lynch Willis Lynch ... Himself
John Railey John Railey ... Himself
Nial Cox Ramirez Nial Cox Ramirez ... Herself
Johanna Schoen Johanna Schoen ... Herself
Thom Tillis Thom Tillis ... Himself
Tommy Tomlinson Tommy Tomlinson ... Himself
Paul Wilson ... Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (voice)


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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Blindspot: Illusions of Justice See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »


Box Office


$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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