November 12, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Library of Congress presents Eugenic Minds by filmmaker Pavel Štingl. The documentary walks viewers through the history of eugenics – the study of methods of improving the quality ofthe human race, especially by selective breeding. Others define it as the temptation to take the fate of humankind out of the hands of nature and, literally, shape the future. The desire to control the dynamics of human evolution is not a new idea. The film is an exploration of the abuse of science, showing no mercy, evenwhen at the cost of human lives. Štingl uses source material and archival footage combined with the unique useof animation. The talented graphic artist, Xenie Hoffmeisterová, was only one of the animators contributing tothis film. Štingl will answer questions following the screening.
Location: Library of Congress
Library Services Conference Room, LM 642
Admission is free.
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