Eugenic Minds

Eugéniové >< 76 min. >< 2013 >< CZ / SK >< documentary 

director: Pavel Štingl
scriptwriters: Pavel Štingl, Patrik Ouředníkcinematography: Miroslav Janek
music: Jaroslav Kořán
editor: Ota Šenovský

production: K2 (CZ), endorfilm (CZ), Česká televize (CZ), Punkchart films (SK), Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (SK)

Eugenics has once been considered an invention more radical than the wheel. It was supposed to save mankind from major genetic burdens. After WW II, the term eugenics was practically erased from the dictionaries of all the languages in the world. Nazi ideology used science for its selective criteria of the flawless nation of the future Reich. Scientists, not politicians, defined those criteria. This upcoming film makes use of archive footage produced by the “ideology of a better tomorrow.” The film is to be a universal and popular reflection over the limits of science and pseudo-science in the past, the present, and the future.

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: 56th IF of Documentary and Animation Films DOK Leipzig, 2013, Germany

17th IFDF Jihlava, 2013, CZECH REPUBLIC

Slovak Audiovisual Fund >< Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic >< Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography >< MEDIA Programme