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Synopsis
  • Over the past 20 years, Jane Elliott, a former teacher in the midwest USA, has committed herself to leading a fight against prejudice, ignorance and racism in society. She continues to practise the same philosophy which she began with her school class after Martin Luther King jun.'s death in 1968. Today her audience is much broader including teachers, students, firemen and even the complete staff of a bank. In her workshops she devides peopie on the basis of two arbitrary physical properties - BLUE or BROWN EYES. She declares the latter to be better and more intelligent and grants them privileges, privileges she denies to the blue eyed, deemed to be worse, less intelligent and lower qualified.
Crew
  • Director: Bertram Verhaag
  • Director of photography: Glenn Eddins, Hans-Albrecht Lusznat, Waldemar Hauschild
  • Editor (Cut): Uwe Klimmeck
  • Music producer: Frank Loef, Wolfgang Neumann
    • Production company: DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH
    • Broadcasted by: Westdeutscher Rundfunk - WDR3SATBayerischer Rundfunk
    • Distributed by: DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH
Awards
  • (1997) Best of Show: Central Florida Film & Video Festival, Orlando / USA
  • (1996) Findling, International Documentary Film Festival , Leipzig / Germany
  • (1996) One of the outstanding documentaries 1996, ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCE, Los Angeles / USA
  • (1996) One-Future Prize: Honorable Mention, Filmfest, Munich / Germany
  • (1996) Nomination IDA-Awards, Los Angeles / USA
  • (1996) Chris Award: Bronze Plaque Award, Columbus / USA
  • (1996) Audience Award, I.D.F.A., Amsterdam / Netherlands
  • (1997) Audience Award: Best Documentary, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs / USA
  • (1997) International Federation of Journalists Media Award: Special Recommendation
  • (1997) Nomination INPUT, Nantes / France
  • (1997) Certificate for Creative Excellence, US International Film and Video Festival, Elmhurst / USA
  • (1997) CIVIS Media Award, 1st Prize Category A: Information
  • (1997) CIVIS Media Award, 1st Prize Youth-Jury
  • (1997) Best Film of the Festival, Central Florida Film & Video Festival, Orlando / USA
  • (1997) Best Film of 1997, Central Florida Film & Video Festival, Orlando / USA
  • (1997) Gran Premio della Giuria del Pubblico (Audience Award), Maremma Documentary Festival, Pitgliano / Italy
  • (1998) Finalist Certificate in the Category Human Relations, The New York Festival, New York / USA
  • (1998) Best Film by a German Filmmaker, Black International Cinema Film-/Video Festival, Berlin / Germany
Festivals
  • (1997) Central Florida Film & Video Festival, Orlando / USA
  • (1996) Filmfest München, Munich / Germany
  • (1996) Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago / USA
  • (1996) Columbus International Film & Video Festival, Columbus / USA
  • (1997) Festival of Festivals, Aarhus / Denmark
  • (1996) IDA International Documentary Association, Los Angeles / USA
  • (1996) Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm, Leipzig / Germany
  • (1996) I.D.F.A. International Documentary Filmfestival, Amsterdam / Netherlands
  • (1997) The Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs / USA
  • (1997) International Independent Film Festival, Augsburg / Germany
  • (1997) Sedena International Film Festival, Sedena / USA
  • (1997) E Turdo Verdade / International Documentary Film Festival, Sao Paulo / Brasil
  • (1997) Riverside Film Festival, Riverside / USA
  • (1997) The Norwegian Film Festival, Grimestad / Norway
  • (1997) Internationales Dokumentarfilm Festival, Munich / Germany
  • (1997) US International Film and Video Festival, Elmhurst / USA
  • (1997) Urbanworld Film Festival, New York / USA
  • (1997) Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Hot Springs / USA
  • (1997) Bagaret Mead Film & Video Festival
  • (1997) American Museum of Natural History, New York / USA
  • (1997) 42nd Murphy's Cork Film Festival, Cork / Ireland
  • (1997) Maremma Documentary Festival, Pitigliamo / Italy
  • (1998) Black International Cinema, Berlin / Germany
  • (1998) Double Take Documentary Film Festival, Durham / USA
  • (1996) Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, Los Angeles / USA

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