Indecently Exposed with Jane Elliott
Catalogue Number: JE0012
Producer: Admire Productions
Subject: Canadian Social Issues, Diversity, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Issues, Social Issues, Sociology
Grade Level: Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2005
Running Time: 59
That's how anti-racism expert Jane Elliott describes her role in this reality-based documentary that challenges Canadian attitudes towards Native Canadians. "Even nice Canadians are racist..."
Whether or not you agree, that's Elliott's starting point as she welcomes and bullies 22 Canadians who have volunteered to participate in her internationally renowned workshop. With cameras rolling, she divides the unsuspecting participants by eye color-blue eyes in one group, brown eyes (many of them Native Canadian) 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.
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.
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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