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The Revisionaries -- 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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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Rick Agosto ... Himself - Texas School Board Member
Lawrence Allen Jr. ... Himself - SBOE Board Member
David Anderson ... Himself - Lobbyist
Mary Helen Berlanger ... Herself - Texas School Board Member

Stephen Colbert ... Himself - The Colbert Report (archive footage)
Bob Craig ... Himself - Texas School Board Member
Cynthia Dunbar ... Herself - SBOE District 10
Mel Gabler ... Himself - Founder Educational Research Analysts Inc. (archive footage)
Mike Hudson ... Himself - Former Texas Director People For the American Way
Mavis Knight ... Herself - Texas School Board Member
Gail Lowe ... Herself - Texas School Board Member

Chris Matthews ... Himself - Hardball Host (archive footage)
Don McLeroy ... Himself - State Board of Education Chairman
Ken Mercer ... Himself
Stephen C. Meyer ... Himself -The Discovery Institute
Kathy Miller ... Herself - Texas Freedom Network
Rene Nuñez ... Himself - Texas School Board Member
Barbara Parker ... Herself - People for the American Way (archive footage)
Thomas Ratliffe ... Himself - Legislative Consultant
Jonathan Saenz ... Himself - Liberty Institute
Steven Schafersman ... Himself - President of Texas Citizens for Science
Eugenie C. Scott ... Herself - National Center for Science Education (as Eugenie Scott)
Matthew Staver ... Himself - Liberty Counsel Founder
Bill Talkington ... Himself - Former President Holt Publishers
Rob Weatherington ... Himself - Anthropology Professor SMU

Brian Williams ... Himself - News Reporter
Brian Wilson ... Himself - Fox News Reporter (archive footage)

Directed by
Scott Thurman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jawad Metni 
Scott Thurman 

Produced by
Jim Butterworth .... executive producer
Daniel J. Chalfen .... co-producer
Vijay Dewan .... executive producer
Rose Lee .... consulting producer
Keith Reinhard .... consulting producer
Chandra C. Silver .... co-producer
Linda Silver .... consulting producer
Pierson Silver .... producer
Aaron Smoot .... consulting producer
Scott Thurman .... producer
Orlando Wood .... producer
Diane Kidman Young .... consulting producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Orton 
 
Cinematography by
Zachary W. Sprague (co-director of photography) (as Zachary Sprague)
Scott Thurman (co-director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jawad Metni 
 
Sound Department
Michael 'Gonzo' Gandsey .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Mangus .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Sean Donnelly .... colorist
Michael LaHaie .... consulting editor
 
Other crew
Savanna Cummin .... production assistant
Marilyn Haft .... legal counsel
Chachie Hood .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Todd Alric .... special thanks
Lindsay Cazel .... special thanks
Cait Fannin-Peel .... special thanks
Gemma Knight .... special thanks
Mark Lane .... special thanks
Norman Lear .... thanks
Colin McRoberts .... special thanks
Tai Schimizu .... special thanks
Jenett Tillotson .... special thanks
 

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You must watch it to believe it!, 9 March 2015
Author: Bento de Espinosa from the companion galaxy just below Andromeda

I was raised in the so-called Third World and live in Europe. I watched this film, because the subject interests me. While watching, I was thinking "This is a comedy, it didn't really happen, these people are actors, right?", so hard it was for me to believe that this was taking place in a nation everybody (mostly Americans) thinks it's the country that "leads" the world.

In the so-called Third World Evangelicals have grown a lot and more and more of them infiltrate politics, but I don't know of any country where they have so much power to change things and force their religious agenda. How can this be possible in the country that supposedly leads the world, and worse: in the XXI century? If I were American, I would be ashamed.

Science is about finding things out, whatever it is. When some people decide that a book says how things must be, this is obviously not science. Science is not about proving a book is right.

It's laughable especially because some people decide that there is a God, a certain God is the right God and a certain book is his book. Couldn't the God of indigenous people in the Amazon, for example, be the right God, and all people who think that the God of the Bible is the right one have been wrong all this time? Why not? Also, John Calvin is a very bad advertisement for a country, since everybody who knows History also knows that he did very evil things, like sending opponents to be burnt at the stake (see Michael Servetus, for one example).

Texas is a funny land...

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