Surviving Eugenics: Free Screening and Discussion PanelRobert A. Wilson (La Trobe University), James Bradley (University of Melbourne), Susan Oldmeadow
Thornbury Picture House
802 High Street, Thornbury
"Surviving Eugenics" is a 44-minute documentary abou thet history and ongoing significance of eugenics. Anchored by survivor narratives form the province of Alberta in Canada, Surviving Eugneics provides a unique insiders' view of life in institutions for the "feebleminded" and raises broader questions about disability, human variation, and contemporary social policies. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion abou thte issues raised in the film, and about eugenics in hte Australian contemporary and historical contexts. Panelists: Rob Wilson, professor of philosophy at La Trobe, and co-director and executive producer of the film; Susan Oldmeadow, a GP with a special interest in the stories and expeirences of those using IVF technologies to form their families; James Bradley, lecturer in the History of Medicine and Life Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Free and open to all, but entry on a first come, first served basis.
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