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Eugenic Minds
Eugenic Minds
Eugenic Minds
Eugenic Minds
Eugenic Minds
Eugenic Minds
Eugenika w praktyce / Eugéniové
dir. Pavel Štingl, Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2013, 76 mins
Section: Political Sciences  ·  Competition: Magic Hour Award
Screening times
May 12 21:30, Kinoteka 4
May 13 16:30, Kinoteka 4
May 15 12:00, Kinoteka 3
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About the film

Expressive faces, body parts, anatomical associations. Human beings come in a variety of forms: “Some are smart, some are dumb, some are good-looking, some are ugly…” The term eugenics comes from the Greek. It means something like “good lineage” and is the term used for the science of improving genetic disposition by choosing the right sexual partner. In order to spare humanity “genetic burdens”, the smart and good-looking ones are chosen. If humans make the selection, they take “God’s work into their own hands”. The Third Reich used and expanded this science to serve its ideology, with the result that the term was avoided and at last forgotten. Captivating archive material, original animations and their graphic “insemination”, for example when the “transparent woman” frequently mingles with the crowds, reflect the narrative of a fascinating science practiced to the point of lunacy. This tale reveals more about the human species than any anthropometrical measurement ever could.


Reżyseria/Directed by: Pavel Štingl
Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Miroslav Janek
Produkcja/Production: Jiří Konečný; K2 & Česká televize, Punkchart films, Rozhlas, televízia Slovenska

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