Race: The Power of an Illusion

Race is a biological myth and a social invention justified by "science" and beliefs that took hold of our imaginations.

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Premiere Date
April 24, 2003
Length
180 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
Producer

Larry Adelman

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The Film

What is "race"? Race: The Power of an Illusion demonstrates how race is both a biological myth and a social invention. The documentary series uncovers the history of race, the "science" that justified it, and traces how these beliefs took such a furious hold on our imaginations, arguing that while race may be a biological fiction, the consequences of racism are very real.

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