November 18, 2020
Filmmaker Exposes Shocking Pattern of Illegal Sterilizations in Women’s Prisons
Craig Phillips in Behind the Films
Erika Cohn has made powerful documentaries for Independent Lens before and is no stranger to telling intimate, surprising stories in tense environments: her Peabody Award-winning film The Judge showed Shari’a…...
January 29, 2016
Unwanted Sterilization and Eugenics Programs in the United States
Lisa Ko in Beyond the Films
Coerced sterilization is a shameful part of America’s history, and one doesn't have to go too far back to find examples of it. Used as a means of controlling “undesirable” populations – immigrants,…...