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American Circumcision (2017)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 11 November 2017 (USA)
American Circumcision is about the modern circumcision debate, and the growing Intactivist movement, which says that all human beings should have the right to make their own choices about their bodies.

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Georgeanne Chapin Georgeanne Chapin
Jonathon Conte Jonathon Conte
Dean Edell Dean Edell
Andrew Freedman Andrew Freedman
John Geisheker John Geisheker
Leonard B. Glick Leonard B. Glick
Ronald Goldman Ronald Goldman
Ron Low Ron Low ... Himself
Ryan McAllister Ryan McAllister
Marilyn Milos Marilyn Milos
Soraya Mire Soraya Mire
Brian Morris Brian Morris
Edgar J. Schoen Edgar J. Schoen
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This incredible documentary tells the story of how genital mutilation AKA circumcision became standard practice in the United States and how the anti-circumcision movement known as Intactivism is changing our attitudes and medical practice. A must see for any father, mother, son, daughter, grandparent or sibling or frankly anyone who wants to know and understand our society. Written by William Kaye

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The filmmakers say on their website that Netflix requested a censored version of the film which blurred a number of scenes, most notably the demonstration of a less painful circumcision on a baby. Numerous other photographs throughout the film are also blurred in this version. See more »

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Somber at times, but also uplifting
8 April 2018 | by rlow1994See all my reviews

In the theatre I saw it in, we could hear what seemed like most of the audience sobbing at one point (not about the graphic depiction of the surgery, but rather about a person's anguish while sadly expressing their regrets about not being better informed before allowing a loved one to be cut).

But that sort of intensity is broken up by moments when those who would deny a male the right to make his own choice look positively ridiculous, and don't seem to realize how sill they sound.

The film also provides uplift by highlighting some men who have been able to undo the predictable sexual damage of circumcision to an extent.

Very well told - fair and balanced. I hope all expecting families see this before delivering.


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