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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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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great Film, Went Under Many Radars, 11 July 2013
Author: gavin6942 from United States

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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