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Jewish Director Presents Anti-Circumcision Film in Austin, TX, Sept. 7th

Event Date: September 7, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

CUT: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision is a powerful film. It takes a critical look at circumcision, and specifically at how it's viewed within the Jewish community. It explores the conflict between personal ethics and what some people have been told is a religious obligation.

CUT is currently on tour, with tonight's screening shown from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at:

Villas at Stone Oak Ranch
13021 Legendary Drive
Austin, TX

Below, you can watch a one hour abridged version of this film to get a sense of how it can open people's eyes. For more info you can visit the film's website at and see videos of discussions at previous screenings. You can check out the Facebook event for the tour here.

The director also participated in a recent debate with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach:

The next film screening is Lawrence, KS, on September 9. Podcasts of the Q&A will be posted here:

About the Director

Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon: Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, and Narrator

Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon grew up in an Orthodox Jewish household in Brookline, MA. When he was 13 Eliyahu’s family moved to Israel where he lived until he was 19. He next enrolled in medical school in the United Kingdom, but three years into his M.D. degree Eliyahu decided to abandon Medicine and follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. Eliyahu has since earned two degrees from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cut is his first feature-length film.

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