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||IMDB Rating: 7.0/10 from 563 votes
||Release: 21 April 2012 (USA) /
||Genre: Documentary, History, News
||Director: Scott Thurman,
||Stars: Bob Craig, Chris Matthews, Cynthia Dunbar, David Anderson, Don McLeroy, Gail Lowe, Ken Mercer, Lawrence Allen Jr., Mary Helen Berlanger, Mavis Knight, Mel Gabler, Mike Hudson, Rick Agosto, Stephen C. Meyer, Stephen Colbert
||Synopsis: The theory of evolution and a re-write of American history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed Creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America's most influential Board of Education.
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The interpretation of language is at the center of Scott Thurman's
engaging documentary about the Texas Board of Education's meetings to
discuss the school curriculum. In 2009 the hot topic was the teaching
of evolutionary theory in science classes.
The head of the board at the time was dentist Don McLeroy, a
creationist who believes that the Earth was created just 6000 years
ago. He once publicly stated that 'education is too big a subject not
to be politicized." What he really wants to see is science textbooks
highlighting doubts about the theory of evolution. His arguments are
couched in scientific terms but it doesn't take much scratching beneath
the surface to see the political angle. Although it's clear that the
director's sympathies lie with the scientists complaining that
creationists are trying to hijack the curriculum, what's remarkable is
how McLeroy is treated sympathetically, portrayed as man who has firm
beliefs and just wants those to be taught to others.
What emerges is not just a discussion on religion but a sterling look
at local government and how incredibly important and fundamental
decisions are being made with very little democratic mandate. Less than
20 per cent of the electorate voted in the last board elections. Most
decisions it seems are last minute fudges where turn of phrase becomes
paramount. Yet the fascinating arguments over science classes have
nothing on the 2010 discussions on social studies, where suggestions
range from replacing 'hip hop' with 'country music' and one board
member trying to insist on the use of the middle name Hussein when
citing President Barack Obama. Without board approval, Texas schools
cannot buy textbooks, and the publishers won't print non-approved
books. It's a documentary in the great traditions of Errol Morris
highlighting the politicization of education and culture and how the
pursuit of knowledge is obstructed by ideological dogma.
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, Chris Matthews
, Cynthia Dunbar
, David Anderson
, Don McLeroy
, Gail Lowe
, Ken Mercer
, Lawrence Allen Jr.
, Mary Helen Berlanger
, Mavis Knight
, Mel Gabler
, Mike Hudson
, Rick Agosto
, Stephen C. Meyer
, Stephen Colbert
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