Episode 24: Cut – Sex & Circumcision with Eliyahu and Pennie Ungar-Sargon

Eli_portraitEliyahu Ungar-Sargon is an award-winning filmmaker who has spoken and written extensively about issues of human rights, religion and politics. His first feature length documentary, Cut: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision (2007), received critical acclaim and has been screened in numerous cities around the United States and abroad. He also directed and edited Questions of Life and Death (2004), a short documentary featuring an Israeli assassin. Ungar-Sargon has extensive editing experience, and was a contributing editor on the short narrative film, Sisterhood of Night (2006). Additionally, he served as a guest lecturer in the Film, Video and New Media Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ungar-Sargon was born in London, England, raised in an Orthodox Jewish home in Brookline, MA, and moved to Israel when he was 13. His educational background includes rigorous training in Jewish studies as well as several years as a medical student. He holds two degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; one in film, and one in the fascinating new field of cognitive film theory.

Twitter: @eliungar


Circumcision and . . . roles of culture and religion, The Puritans strike again, history, masturbation, female genital cutting, a cure for being oversexed, babies and pain, consent, the procedure, the penile system, role of the foreskin, re-enacting trauma, the penis’ sliding skin system, lubrication, consequences for women, thrusting and motion dynamics, erectile dysfunction, foreskin awareness, psychological and emotional effects, intactivists, artist vs. activist, foreskin restoration

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