Item Details

American Denial

a co-production of Vital Pictures and Independent Television Service ; a film by Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers and Kelly Thomson
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"In 1938, Swedish researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal plunges into America's Jim Crow South. His resulting study, An American dilemma (1944), poses a profoundly unsettling question: How can a people devoted to the American creed of equality, justice and opportunity for all continue to erect obstacles to those ends based on race? Through Myrdal's story and contemporary racial dynamics, the film explores how denial, cognitive dissonance, and implicit bias persist and shape all of our lives"--From container.
Director
Llewellyn Smith; Christine Herbes-Sommers; Kelly Thomson
Performers
Narrator, Llewellyn Smith ; featured interviews: Michelle Alexander, Danielle Allen, Mahzarin Banaji, Sissela Bok, Vincent Brown, Kaj Fölster, Walter Jackson, john powell, James Sidanius, Sudhir Venkatesh.
Release Date
2014
Run Time
56 min.
Language
In English; closed-captioned
Notes
  • Title from disc label.
  • Originally produced as a documentary film in 2014.
  • Original broadcast date from Internet movie database.
  • Some copies issued without opening and closing credits.
  • Discussion guide available online.
Variant Title
Subtitle on container: Truth is deeper than black and white
Related Title
Contained in series: Independent lens (Television program)
Credits
Producers, Christine Herbes-Sommers, Llewellyn Smith, Kelly Thomson ; directed by Llewellyn Smith ; editor, James Rutenbeck ; illustrator, Line Olsson ; director of photography, Tom Fahey ; music, Tom Phillips, Tom Martin, OBT Music, P. Andrew Willis.
Published
[Boston] : Vital Pictures, [2014]
Recording Info
Originally broadcast as an episode of the Independent Television Service series Independent Lens February 23, 2015.
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured. PPR includes any screening (auditorium, theater, etc) before a public audience.
Related Resources
Discussion guide
Description
1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
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