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Facing Circumcision Eight Physicians Tell Their Stories
Restoration in Focus Instructional Video for Foreskin Restoration
They Cut Babies, Don't They? One Man's Struggle Against Circumcision
Whose Body, Whose Rights? Award-winning documentary seen on PBS!
Rethinking a Medical
and Cultural Tradition
by Billy Ray Boyd
They Cut Babies, Don't They?
one man's struggle against circumcision
A 30 minute color video documentary by
Canadian filmmaker Nigel Hunt. ©1998 Garrison Creek Productions
over circumcision is growing.
Even though medical associations have pronounced circumcision unnecessary, a newborn boy is circumcised every 26 seconds in the U.S. alone. Circumcision is starting to be recognized as a long neglected human rights issue.
Research has shown the function and erogenous qualities of the foreskin as well as the harm done by circumcision.
In this documentary, anti-circumcision activist James Loewen revisits the damage done to his own body and protests the pain caused to countless babies worldwide. As one of a growing number of men angered by his own circumcision, James documents anti-circumcision protests, created a series of satirical photographs about doctors who circumcise, lobbied politicians, and chalked slogans on busy sidewalks. He is also one of a growing number of men determined to "undo" their own circumcision by following an age-old skin expansion technique. For James, as for other men, this is a way to recover ownership of his own body and restore a sense of wholeness.
James is a gay man living with HIV. Also interviewed are other restoring men and a transexual man who share their perspectives on this important issue of human rights.
Contains brief nudity in foreskin restoration scenes.
Sao Paulo International Film Festival - October, 1999 (Sao Paulo/Brazil)
8th Interdisciplinary Conference on Male Victimization - October, 1999 (Vancouver, BC/Canada)
Grassroots Film & Video Festival - October, 1999 (Austin, Texas/USA)
International Lesbian/Gay Film Festival - April, 1999 (Turin/Italy)
Melbourne Queer Film & Video Festival - March, 1999 (Melbourne/Australia)
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