The association with “mainstream science” is often weaponized as a way of overawing us and persuading us to stop expecting answers to hard questions.
One of the rewarding experiences that go with creating a film is doing live screenings and being able to interact in a personal way with viewers during Q&A.
“Science is a wonderful thing, but human zoos, scientific racism, and eugenics were shocking betrayals of science.”
Cruelty and injustice can seem an abstraction, committed against faceless people.
The film tells how thousands of indigenous peoples were put on public display in America in what scholars today call “human zoos.”