Sterilization of Leilani Muir (1996)
National Film Board of Canada, Sales and Customer Services (D- 10)
"Twenty-five years ago Leilani Muir was informed she would never be able to conceive a child. Unbeknowst to her, at the age of fourteen, she had already been sexually sterilized, by an Act of the Alberta government. The film entwines her personal search for justice with the background story of eugenics, a respected 'science' during the early decades of the twentieth century. In 1928, the Alberta society's most prominent members, passed the Sterilization Act. By the time the Act was repealed in 1972, the lives of nearly 3,000 individuals were irreparably changed. Included in the wide net of people considered 'unfit' to bear children were new immigrants, alcoholics, epileptics, unwed mothers, the poor and native people. The film opens as Leilani concludes years of emotional and legal preparation and steps into court to sue the Alberta government." [description from the cassette box]
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