Item Details

Race [videorecording]: The Power of an Illusion

produced by California Newsreel ; in association with the Independent Television Service ; series creator /executive producer, Larry Adelman ; series co-producer, Jean Cheng
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
[This series] challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups. This...series is an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race.
Director
Christine Herbes-Sommers; Tracy Heather Strain; Llewellyn Smith
Performers
Narrator, C.C.H. Pounder.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
168 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Notes
Title from container.
Variant Title
Power of an illusion
Local Notes
Public Performance rights are included with institutional purchase. (3/19/12)
Contents
  • The Difference between us / written, produced and directed by Christine Herbes-Sommers (56 min.)
  • The Story we tell / written, produced and directed by Tracy Heather Strain (56 min.)
  • The House we live in / written, produced and directed by Llewellyn M. Smith (56 min.).
Credits
Music, Claudio Ragazzi ; editors, Chuck Scott, Andrea Williams (episode 1), Randall MacLowry, Cob Carlson (episode 2), and Bernice Schneider (episode 3) ; camera, Thomas Fahey (episodes 1 and 3) and Tom Curran, Peter Nelson, Michael Anderson, Richard S. Butler (episode 2).
Published
[San Francisco, Calif.] : California Newsreel, c2003.
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured.
Related Resources
Online companion to the series.
Description
1 videodisc (168 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 p. ; 18 cm.)
DVD ; NTSC.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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