The New Man (Der Nya människan)
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The New Man (Der Nya människan)
A shameful chapter in Swedish history is brought to light in this powerful drama. In 1934, Sweden instituted a law that permitted authorities to require the sterilization of people considered to be unfit to have children. While the official justification for the regulation was to prevent the spread of inherited disease, in many cases young women who were from poor families, were thought to be promiscuous or were believed to have low IQ's found themselves placed in state institution where they were forced to have their tubes tied. In 1951, Gertrud (Julia Hogberg) is a naïve teenager from a… More