Darwin was unquestionably a racist, arguing that civilization would advance even at the cost of inevitable racial extermination.
“There can’t be any question about what they meant. Remember, this is a zoology class. Evolution is taught.”
One takeaway is that, despite assurances to the contrary, modern evolutionary theory is not easily separated from malign currents in American history, currently exemplified by the Alt-right.
I love taking part in post-screening discussions of my films because I get to hear and learn from perspectives different from my own.
The film tells how thousands of indigenous peoples were put on public display in America in what scholars today call “human zoos.”