I love taking part in post-screening discussions of my films because I get to hear and learn from perspectives different from my own.
“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.
Dr. King was sharply critical of the misuse of science to promote racial discrimination, and he spoke forcefully against the idea that humans are the products of a blind material process.
“Most Americans realize we need to learn from the past,” said John West, writer and director of the new documentary Human Zoos. “But we can’t learn from the past if we cover it up.”