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The Revisionaries (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, News | 21 April 2012 (USA)
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The theory of evolution and a re-write of American history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed Creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America's most influential Board of Education.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don McLeroy ...
Himself - State Board of Education Chairman
Kathy Miller ...
Herself - Texas Freedom Network
Jonathan Saenz ...
Himself - Liberty Institute
Stephanie Klenzendorf ...
Herself - High School Teacher
Ken Mercer ...
Himself - State Broad of Education, District 5
Steven Schafersman ...
Himself - President of Texas Citizens for Science
Eugenie C. Scott ...
Herself - National Center for Science Education (as Eugenie Scott)
Stephen C. Meyer ...
Himself -The Discovery Institute
Cynthia Dunbar ...
Herself - SBOE District 10
Rob Weatherington ...
Himself - Anthropology Professor SMU
Terri Leo ...
Herself - State Board of Education, District 6
David Anderson ...
Himself - Lobbyist
Bill Talkington ...
Himself - Former President Holt Publishers
Juli Berwald ...
Herself - Science Textbook Writer
Bob Craig ...
Himself - Texas School Board Member
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The Revisionaries looks at the politicization of the Texas Board of Education and how a few conservatives on the Board have been pushing to change textbook requirements to reflect their ideology. They demand creationist friendly language against the theory of evolution and push Christianity and capitalism into the teaching of social studies. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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$2,608 (USA) (5 October 2012)

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$21,731 (USA) (25 January 2013)
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Great Film, Went Under Many Radars
11 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The theory of evolution and a re-write of American history are caught in the cross-hairs when an unabashed Young Earth Creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America's most influential Board of Education.

Noted leftie Michael Moore stated, "I hope every American sees this film," and called The Revisionaries "a must-see film for anyone concerned about enforced ignorance and intolerance, and for those who still believe in science and in Thomas Jefferson." As much as it pains me to put a Moore quote in here, he is right -- this is something anyone concerned about education should see. Texas is powerful with textbook companies, and it seems they can literally rewrite history...

The hip-hop and country music debate was odd (and had brief moments of racial tension that were interesting), and then the whole social studies part... when it starts with a guy who believes people lived with dinosaurs, you think this will be strictly another evolution in schools documentary. But then you see how really strange the board members can get...


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