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Eric Schaefer <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 13 Jun 2006 10:02:34 -0400
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These would be on-target:

Tomorrow's Children (1934) reagarding forced sterilization of the feeble-minded

Race Suicide (1938) 

Both are available from Something Weird Video.

Eric Schaefer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Media Studies
Department of Visual and Media Arts
Emerson College
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-----Original Message-----
From:	Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of Jesse Kalin
Sent:	Mon 6/12/2006 11:59 AM
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Subject:	Re: [SCREEN-L] Films about Eugenics (Early 20th Cent) inquiry

Perhaps a little bit beyond your dates is William Wyler's "The Best  
Years of Our Lives" (1946), which includes  
"handicapped" (prosthetics) soldiers.  As topical now as then.  JK

On Jun 11, 2006, at 7:26 PM, Johnson Cheu wrote:

> Dear List:
> I'm planning a course about the Eugenics movement in America,  
> covering, race, disability, and sexuality. I'm trying to confine  
> most of the readings and screenings to pre-1945, except for a look  
> at genetics, a la Gattaca, and probably X-Men (if Last Stand's on  
> DVD by late Fall). Besides Birth of A Nation, and In The White  
> Man's Image, can anyone think of good films to use that have  
> eugenics as theme either at forefront or as undercurrent, in  
> relation to race/dis/sex pre-1945? The course is a thematic  
> freshman composition course, not a film course, so I'm more  
> interested in things they can discuss more thematically, rather  
> than within a trajectory of film studies discourse.
> Thanks,
> Johnson Cheu
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