Infant Surgery without Anesthesia

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CUTDOWN is a 58 min Documentary film which depicts the common practice of infant surgery without anesthesia prior to 1987 and reveals the long-term effects of preverbal trauma.

By following stories of patients, parents and trauma-informed therapy, CUTDOWN delves deep into the human psyche to recover what’s lost under a raw scalpel and over a century of secrecy.


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