Documentary Educational Videos
In Blue Eyed, we join a group of 40 teachers, police, school administrators and social workers in Kansas City – blacks, Hispanics, whites, women and men. The blue-eyed members are subjected to pseudo-scientific explanations of their inferiority, culturally biased IQ tests and blatant discrimination. In just a few hours under Elliott’s withering regime, we watch grown professionals become despondent and distracted, stumbling over the simplest commands.
"I'm your resident bitch for the day - welcome to the workshop!" - Anti-racism expert Jane Elliott. That's how anti-racism expert Jane Elliott describes her role in this reality-based documentary that challenges Canadian attitudes towards Native Canadians.
Taking pigmentation – in this case, eye color – as an arbitrary dividing line, Jane Elliott builds a microcosm of contemporary American society, compelling her more privileged blue-eyed participants to live in another world for the longest two and a half hours of their lives.
A wake up call for all ages, this best-selling program teaches about prejudices using a dramatic framework. It provides an examination of the realities of discrimination as experienced by actual students in the classroom of third grade teacher, Jane Elliott, whose demonstration shows how quickly children can succumb to discriminatory behavior.
Imagine that you had been forcibly removed from your parents and raised never knowing your true heritage - all because of the color of your skin. Imagine that the white government wanted to make your entire race extinct - just because you weren't born white.