Surviving Eugenics

Surviving Eugenics

Release date:

2015

Running time:

44:00

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Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

Yes

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In 1996, Leilani Muir won a landmark legal case against the Canadian province of Alberta for wrongful sterilization and confinement at the Provincial Training School in Red Deer, an institution for "mental defectives". Surviving Eugenics traces the history and ongoing significance of eugenics in Canada. Anchored by survivor narratives from Leilani and four other eugenics survivors from Alberta, and drawing on expert testimony from those involved in the case, Surviving Eugenics provides a unique insiders' view of eugenic history while raising broader questions about disability and human variation in contemporary North American society.

 

 

Digital discussion guide available for download here 

 

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