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Race - The Power of an Illusion, 1, The Difference Between Us
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produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
The division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - "red," "black," "white" or "yellow" peoples - has became so deeply imbedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that's exactly what this provocative, new three-hour series by Californ...
produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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Race - The Power of an Illusion, 1, The Difference Between Us (Teacher's Edition)
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produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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Through interviews with experts, a workshop on genetic science and the deconstruction of a skin-colour chart, this film challenges the assumption that human beings can be classifed into different races or that there is a biological basis to racial categories.

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produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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Race - The Power of an Illusion, 2, The Story We Tell
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produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
The division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - 'red', 'black', 'white' or 'yellow' peoples - has became so deeply imbedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that's exactly what this provocative, new three-hour series by Californ...
produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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Race - The Power of an Illusion, 2, The Story We Tell (Teacher's Edition)
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produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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This film uncovers the roots of the concept of race in North America and the nineteenth-century science that legitimated it. Once embedded in the imagination, the concept of race was used politically in order to justify American social inequalities as ‘natural’.

The divis...

produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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Race - The Power of an Illusion, 3, The House We Live In
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produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
The division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - 'red,' 'black,' 'white' or 'yellow' peoples - has became so deeply imbedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that's exactly what this provocative, new three-hour series by Californ...
produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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Race - The Power of an Illusion, 3, The House We Live In (Teacher's Edition)
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produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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This film examines how race has long played a role in US politics, economic and culture. With a particular focus on historic laws, citizenship and housing policy, the film reveals the long-term effects of channelling resources, power, status and wealth to the people with th...

produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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