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Homo sapiens 1900

Author: Peter Cohen; Arte Factum.; Sveriges television.; Svenska filminstitutet.; First-Run Features (Firm)
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run Features, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : [English version]View all editions and formats
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Examines the history of eugenics, racial hygiene and the ideas of the "new man," as developed in the early 20th century in Germany and the Soviet Union. In Germany, race hygiene focused on the body, on corporal beauty and the ideal form, while in the Soviet Union, eugenic interest focused on the brain and intellect.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Cohen; Arte Factum.; Sveriges television.; Svenska filminstitutet.; First-Run Features (Firm)
OCLC Number: 56626630
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998.
Special features include archival photo gallery and trailers.
Credits: Photography, Peter Östlund, Mats Lund ; editor, Peter Cohen ; music, Matti Bye.
Performer(s): Narrator: Jan Holmquist ; English narration, Stephen Rappaport.
Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Responsibility: Arte Factum presenterar / presents ; en film av / a film by Peter Cohen ; produktion, manus, regi, Peter Cohen ; Arte Factum, i samarbete med Sveriges Television dokumentärfilm ; med stöd från Svenska Filminstitutet.

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Examines the history of eugenics, racial hygiene and the ideas of the "new man," as developed in the early 20th century in Germany and the Soviet Union. In Germany, race hygiene focused on the body, on corporal beauty and the ideal form, while in the Soviet Union, eugenic interest focused on the brain and intellect.

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