Human Solution

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The Human Solution

Set between 1938 and 1953 in Sweden,this harrowing family drama plays out when August Persson - a doctor and participant in the state eugenics program designed to "improve" society by sterilizing women deemed to be "unfit" - reunites with his estranged wife, who he discovers is pregnant. August's life is turned upside down when his wife dies in childbirth, leaving behind a mixed-race baby girl. Despite August's attempts to raise the girl, Elin, to be a proper lady, the intoxications of youth put teenage Elin in jeopardy with the authorities, and August must make a heartbreaking decision to fight against the system he's devoted his life to or to protect the young woman he's raised from birth.

Based on the true horrific history that sterilized tens of thousands of women in a so-called progressive country over much of the 20th century, and the misogyny and racism embedded in the many attempts spanning history and the globe to "improve" society by genetic means, an ideology and practice which continues to this day, most notably and abhorrently in the United States.

Written and directed by Mirtha Vega, the film was shot with an all-female production crew.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama
Runtime
100
Language
English
Director
Mirtha Vega
Cast
Katherine Harold, Richard Dee-Roberts, Joseph Tremain
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