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(UN)CUT explores circumcision’s medical, sexual & religious complexities against the backdrop of San Francisco’s latest ban controversy

(UN)CUT THE DOCUMENTARY

Filmmaker and photographer Jeffrey Braverman explores circumcision’s medical, sexual & religious complexities against the backdrop of San Francisco’s recent controversy to ban circumcision.

Throughout history, circumcision has been a sensitive subject. The debate over whether to cut flared most recently during the summer of 2011, when a group of activists (“intactivists”) collected more than 12,000 signatures to propose a measure to ban circumcision in San Francisco. The initiative would have made the practice a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail. It offered no exemptions for religious customs. The proposed ban outraged Muslim and Jewish communities alike, uniting them around a proposal to protect their right to perform a ritual they have observed for millennia. While the measure failed to make the ballot, it ignited many conversations on a subject rarely addressed.

(UN)CUT interviews key players on both sides of the issue, illuminating opposing perspectives to inspire more dialogue and understanding. While circumcision remains mainstream in the United States, trends are shifting and the intactivist movement is gaining momentum. (UN)CUT takes a personal, and sometimes humorous look at what happens when religious freedoms intersect with modern law and collide head-on with infant rights.


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MEET THE FILMMAKERS


JEFFREY BRAVERMAN, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, PHOTOGRAPHER
(www.jeffreybraverman.com) is a San Francisco-based independent filmmaker and photographer.  His films THE BOX and SONG GIRL have screened at festivals throughout North and South America.  Braverman’s photography focuses on portraiture and has appeared in magazines including Esquire, Time, Newsweek, Red Herring, San Francisco Magazine, Surface and Wired.  Selected clients include: Abbott Medical, AT&T,  Euro RSCG, Equinix, J. Walter Thompson, Lehman Millet, Levi’s, Genentech/Lucentis, Microsoft, The Oregonian, Publicis, Yahoo, Young & Rubicam.  His photography has been exihibited in Bolinas, Napa, San Francisco, Seattle and Quito, Ecuador.

LISA KOLB, PRODUCERLisa is a seasoned producer with a variety of commercials, websites and digital projects to her credit. Additionally, she is an award-winning branding expert and art director. She has created and developed projects for companies including: Microsoft, TiVo, HBO, The North Face, Mutual of Omaha, Outside Magazine and others. Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Berkeley and is a Bay Area native.

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