In only 15 minutes with some 30 people Jane Elliott manages to build up a realistic microcosmos of society today with all its phenomena and feelings. As already known from the ill reputed ... See full summary »
The very first documentary about Jane Elliott's educational experiment about discrimination, which was originally produced for ABC News, in which she conducts an unforgettable lesson with her third-grade class in Riceville, Iowa.
In only 15 minutes with some 30 people Jane Elliott manages to build up a realistic microcosmos of society today with all its phenomena and feelings. As already known from the ill reputed Milgram experiment, even participants who knew the "rules" are unable to remain uninvolved. What starts as a game turns into cruel reality which causes some participants' emotions to erupt with unforeseen intensity ... Written by
E. Katharina Ritter
This amazing documentary talks about Jane Elliott, a former white teacher who tries to show other white people the feeling of being discriminated. Basically, is that; but the way she teaches blue eyed people how is to be an African-American is pretty touching.
I recommend this one to everybody. I believe it will make you think about discrimination against colored people, women, gays... and how to stop stereotypes. Ms. Elliott, you're a role-model!!!
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