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DIE SCHWULENHEILER
 
DIE SCHWULENHEILER
(GAY HEALERS)
NY Premiere

Director: Oda Lambrecht & Christian Deker

Germany, 2014, 29min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2015
Category: LGBT
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Crew:  Producers: Dietmar Schiffermueller, Lutz Ackermann - Screenwriters: Christian Deker, Oda Lambrecht - Cinematographer: Kolja Niber, Holger Hahn, Sigurd Frank, Volker Kintzinger, Dirk Schwarz, Marcel Tauer - Editor: Dietrich Mueller - Composer: Michael Dommes
Email:  c.deker.fmndr.de

synopsis
The documentary reveals that there are doctors in Germany that consider homosexuality a disorder and therefore want to treat gays to become heterosexual.In a self-experiment, the gay reporter Christian Deker visited registered doctors that move in devout Christian circles. The doctors propose treatments that should change his sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. Such treatments are not only ineffective but may even have a negative impact on the patient's health, warn World Medical Association and German Medical Association. Nevertheless, these doctors try to settle such methods even with health insurances. After his doctor visits, the reporter receives bills of the physicians to be forwarded to the private health insurance. The doctors diagnose a 'mental disorder' or a 'life-changing disease'. The documentation shows that even in a liberal country like Germany some people still consider homosexuals as ill. In a demonstration in Stuttgart, people tell the reporter that they believe gays to be 'disgusting', 'sick' and 'abnormal'.The documentary also addresses the discrimination of homosexuals in other areas of society. Until 1969, in the Federal Republic of Germany tens of thousands of gay men were sentenced to prison terms as their sexual orientation was criminalized as 'obscene'. The judgments are final until today. And even in 2014 gays are not allowed to donate bone marrow to help terminally ill people. Gays are statistically said to be more frequently infected with infectious diseases such as HIV compared to heterosexuals. For this reason all healthy gays are flat excluded.

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Oda Lambrecht & Christian Deker


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