Disposable Humanity: Film Screening & Discussion
Presented by Cameron S. Mitchell and David Mitchell
Sponsored by the Kate Welling Family, this screening is part of a new feature-length documentary titled, Disposable Humanity. The film explores the historical events regarding the systematic extermination of 300,000+ disabled people housed in German, Austrian, and Polish psychiatric institutions. Ongoing efforts to commemorate the victims of Aktion T4 have been surfacing in Germany for at least 3 decades and the film focuses on what disability memorialization tells us about attitudes toward disabled people today.
Ordered on Hitler's private stationary, these "mercy killings" were arranged and executed by doctors in cooperation with the German state from 1939 to 1940. The murders targeted those the T4 program deemed "life unworthy of living." The existence of this program enabled the development of gas chamber technology which was transferred to Nazi Death Camps, catalyzing the Holocaust.
This presentation contains sensitive content that may be triggering and upsetting to individuals in attendance. In an effort to make this presentation as accessible as possible, we invite you to do what you need to do in order to most comfortably engage with the material.
More information about the film can be found on the Disposable Humanity Film website.
Wednesday, April 28 at 7:00pmVirtual Event