Documentary A Dangerous Idea | Opens this week in NY: September 28//Available Oct 2 on VOD + DVD
A production by Paragon Media and The Cornerstone Campaign
A dangerous idea has threatened the American Dream from the beginning – the belief that some groups and individuals are inherently superior to others and more deserving of fundamental rights. Such biased eugenic views provided an excuse for some of America’s most shameful history. And now they’re back, reflected in statements by the current administration and their cruel immigration policies.
While America was founded on the idea that “all are equal,” from the outset women, Blacks, Native American, and even non-property holders were either denied citizenship altogether or denied the right to participate in our democracy. The documentary A DANGEROUS IDEA: Eugenics, Genetics, and The American Dream reveals how biologically determined politics has historically disenfranchised women and people of color, provided a rationale for state-sanctioned crimes committed against America’s most vulnerable citizens, and now gains new traction under the Trump administration.
The mainstream media has noted that the upcoming midterm elections will be a critical turning point in our lives. A DANGEROUS IDEA reveals that the stakes this November are even higher than the daily headlines suggest, and shows that we are currently engaged in a “ fight for the very soul of America.” The documentary powerfully portrays the long, critical ongoing struggle between our drive to realize our basic ideals and those who would use their economic and political power, and biological pseudo-science, to undermine our democracy and our core commitment to equality.
DANGEROUS IDEA: Eugenics, Genetics and The American Dream is a clarion call for generations today to continue, at this urgent time, the struggle for equality that defines our nation
A DANGEROUS IDEA: Eugenics, Genetics and The American Dream is directed, produced and co-written by Stephanie Welch. Mary R. Morgan, founder and president of The Cornerstone Campaign, is Executive Producer on the film. Public interest attorney, speaker, and author Andrew Kimbrell is Executive Producer, Co-Writer, and is also a featured expert. Award-winning producer Jed Riffe and editor Maureen Gosling’s films have been released theatrically and broadcast nationally and internationally around the world.
A DANGEROUS IDEA: Eugenics, Genetics and The American Dreamopens September 28thin New York at Cinema Village and is available October 2nd on VOD and DVD
For more information about the film, go to http://adangerousideafilm.com