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A feature-length documentary about the most common surgery in America and the growing Intactivist movement against circumcision.
A feature-length documentary about the most common surgery in America and the growing Intactivist movement against circumcision.
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Circumcision is the most common surgery in America.

It affects sex, politics, religion, children, medicine, culture - all in the most personal way possible. Yet America is the only industrialized country that routinely practices infant circumcision for non-religious reasons - and we have never had a national conversation about it.

American Circumcision will start the conversation our culture needs to have about circumcision.

I have been working on this film for over five years, dedicating a sigificant amount of my own time and money to the project. I've taken the film as far as I can go on my own, and now, we need your help.

The film is already shot. Right now, we are in post-production, and quickly approaching the stage where we need to hire other professionals for sound editing, color correction, music, graphics, etc. - all of which costs money.

We've set a goal that will allow us to finish the film, but every contribution beyond that will allow us to reach more people with this movie.

To help start a conversation about this issue, please pledge any amount you can and share this kickstarter with as may people as possible. Every contribution or share helps.

Brendon Marotta
Director of American Circumcision

Director Brendon Marotta hanging out with an interview subject's kids at Genital Integrity Awareness Week in Washington, DC.
Director Brendon Marotta hanging out with an interview subject's kids at Genital Integrity Awareness Week in Washington, DC.

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    PLUS, “HUFO - The Missing Piece,” a handmade artistic sculpture showing the foreskin tissue, created by Vincenzo Aiello, founder of Foregen, a nonprofit dedicated to biomedical research into foreskin regeneration.

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