I finally viewed the video. It is disturbing, but great!
I don't think that it minimized the pain of the circumcision procedure. The first, younger Muslim boy was clearly in pain, he was crying (and BTW, this circumcision did definitely not take place in a EU country, I guess it was in Northern Africa). Then there were all those crying babies.
And while the Jewish circumcision itself was over quick, the baby continued to cry afterwards, showing that it is not all over with the cut. And yes, colaga I was disturbed at the mohel lifting the baby up like that, too, also because it looked like he was presenting a trophy. As far as the older Muslim boy who did smile during the circumcision is concerned, I'm positive that he was anesthesized. It was quite similar to the ritual doctor circumcisions I saw in that other documentary. Did you see that he did in fact cut his foreskin off himself?
I also found it interesting how the receptionist in the "Circumcision Center" tried to reassure the parents with "they don't all cry like that, each baby is different". BTW, I felt so sorry for all the little boys in the waiting room, I got sick at the thought of what was going to happen to them a few minutes later.
The only minor criticism I have is that the documentary didn't put enough emphasis on how long restoration takes and that it doesn't bring back everything that is lost. Just from seeing the video, without any further information, people could think that it's fine to cut the foreskins off babies and children, because if they don't like it, hey, they can simply stretch themselves a new one...
I was smirking at the argumentation of the man circumcised as an adult. "Circumcision is good for the pleasure because the glans gets used to friction and is not as sensitive during intercourse". What a wonderful, gaping logical hole he dug himself into!
The pro-circers in general didn't provide the most convincing of arguments. "I just think it looks nicer." Too bad that Schaap didn't cut in with "Why does your baby son's penis have to look nice to you?"
It was also great to be able put even more faces and voices to intactivist's names, after the Penn&Teller show.
I hope that the documentary will make its way to other countries' TV stations. It is exactly what needs to be shown to shake Europe from its stupor.