American Circumcision

Exploring both sides of the circumcision debate 



Dur:101 mins


Dir:Brendon Marotta



Circumcision is the most common surgery in America, yet America is the only industrialized country in the world to routinely practice non-religious infant circumcision. Why does America continue to cut the genitals of its newborn baby males when most of the world does not?

American Circumcision explores both sides of the circumcision debate, including the growing Intactivist movement (intact + activist), which believes all human beings have a right to keep the body they were born with intact.

This is the first documentary of its scale to comprehensively explore this cutting edge issue, which involves sex, politics, and religion, all in the most personal way possible.


Georgeanne Chapin, MPhil JD; Marilyn Milos, RN; John Geisheker, JD LLM; Dean Edell, MD; Ronald Goldman, PhD; Ryan McAllister, PhD; Edgar Schoen, MD; Brian Morris, DSc PhD FAHA ; Andrew Freedman, MD FAAP; Maria Wawer, MD MHSc; Ronald Gray, MD MSc


John Allen Graves – Music ; Ben Slavens – Dramatization Cinematography, Colorist; Kyle Graham – Post-Production Sound ; Adam Levine – Animation & Design ;


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