A Dangerous Idea Film



Filmmaker Stephanie Welch talks with Big Blend Radio about her debut feature film “A DANGEROUS IDEA: Eugenics, Genetics and The American Dream.”

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 its cruel immigration policies.

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 current administration.  The film is also a radical reassessment of the meaning, use, and misuse of gene science. It features interviews with prominent scientists, victims of eugenic policies, and social thinkers, including Van Jones and Robert Reich.

In her feature film debut, filmmaker Stephanie Welch effectively brings to light how false scientific claims have rolled back long fought for gains in equality, and how powerful interests are poised once again to use the gene myth to unravel the American Dream.

“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.

For more information about the film, go to http://adangerousideafilm.com

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