Documentaries about people and their worlds

Boys' Circumcision

In Production


A film by Insa Onken


A co-production with SWR and Lucky You (ARTE Science)


The removal of the foreskin is the most frequently performed operation on male children in Germany and France. In Africa, the WHO uses circumcision on millions of men, boys and babies in the fight against HIV. One in two boys in the U.S. is routinely circumcised. But more and more doctors believe the damage is greater than the medical benefits. The film critically questions a medical practice that is conducted on children.

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