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Indecently Exposed with Jane Elliott

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Catalogue Number:  JE0012
Producer:  Admire Productions
Producing Agencies:  Admire Productions
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Diversity, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Issues, Social Issues, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2005
Running Time:  59:20

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“Even nice Canadians are racist…” That's Jane Elliott’s starting point as she welcomes and bullies 22 Canadians who volunteered to participate in her renowned workshop. With camera rolling, Elliott divides the unsuspecting participants by eye color – blue eye in one group, brown eyes (many of them Indigenous) in the other. Elliott turns the tables on the participants, treating the blue eyes as “persons of color,” confronting and browbeating them, while the brown eyes are treated with respect. It illustrates and exposes how systemic racism develops.

The goal, Elliott says, is to find even one person who is willing to stand up and change things, to become an activist, to do something about the problem. Brown-eyed Clayton Maxxi puts it best: "We wish this never existed, that it was just a movie, but it's real!

This program is also available with French Subtitles.


Chris Award (2005) 53rd Columbus International Film & Video Festival (The Chris Awards)
Yorkton International Short Film & Video Festival Sask. Showcase Award Winners
Golden Sheaf Awards, 2005 Best Documentary Social / Political
Gabriel Award 2005

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