What could be more wholesome or innocent than a visit to the zoo? You may ask that now, but it was a quite a different state of affairs a century ago.
Anyone interested in the grim history of Social Darwinism in America, or debates over scientific racism and the sanctity of human life, will want to see this documentary.
Darwin-inspired racism was the consensus science of its day. Speaking out against it would have made you a crank and a science-denier.
Director and writer John West was interviewed by the Oregon Documentary Film Festival and he tells how he learned of the subject matter himself.
John West explores the legacy of pseudo-scientific racism that has trailed Darwinian theory from its inception down to today, with the emergence of the alt-right.