Cut: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision documentary screening

Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to a documentary screening of Cut: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision Monday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. EDT via Zoom.

Following the screening, film director Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon and Mark Aulisio, the Susan E. Watson Professor and chair of the Department of Bioethics at CWRU School of Medicine, will participate in a Q&A session.

This screening is open to the entire CWRU community. Contact Desmond Weisenberg at to request the Zoom link or to ask any questions.

About the documentary

Many have heard of circumcision, but few have really given it a second thought. We routinely do it to our children, but why? Maybe you’ve heard that it’s healthier and that it removes “just a flap of skin, but is that really true? More importantly, is it the whole picture? 

This documentary explores these myths along with raising the bigger questions: Is this procedure even ethical in the first place? What are the growing controversies around circumcision? Where did it even come from? And most importantly, why should you care? Filmed from the perspective of a Jewish man trying to reconcile his religion with his progressive views on circumcision, Cut explores the practice from a variety of angles, including religious, historical, biomedical, ethical, societal and human rights perspectives.