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Title Race : the power of an illusion / produced by California Newsreel ; in association with the Independent Television Service ; series creator /executive producer, Larry Adelman ; series co-producer, Jean Cheng.
Imprint San Francisco, Calif. : California Newsreel, [2003]

Subject Race.
Human genetics.
Racism -- Economic aspects.
Racism -- Social aspects.
Human genetics -- Social aspects.
Race -- Social aspects.
Race -- Economic aspects.
Eugenics -- United States -- History.
Mitochondrial DNA -- Analysis.
United States -- Race relations -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Alt Name Pounder, C. C. H.,
Adelman, Larry,
Cheng, Jean,
Herbes-Sommers, Christine,
Strain, Tracy Heather,
Smith, Llewellyn,
Ragazzi, Claudio.
California Newsreel (Firm)
Independent Television Service.
Ford Foundation.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Add Title Power of an illusion
Description 1 videodisc (168 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 pages ; 18 cm)
System Details DVD ; NTSC.
Note English audio ; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Performer Narrator, C.C.H. Pounder.
Credits Music, Claudio Ragazzi ; editors, Chuck Scott, Andrea Williams (episode 1), Randall MacLowry, Cob Carlson (episode 2), and Bernice Schneider (episode 3) ; camera, Thomas Fahey (episodes 1 and 3) and Tom Curran, Peter Nelson, Michael Anderson, Richard S. Butler (episode 2).
Summary [This series] challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups. This...series is an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race.
Note Originally produced in 2003.
Major funding provided by the Ford Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Contents The Difference between us / written, produced and directed by Christine Herbes-Sommers (56 min.) -- The Story we tell / written, produced and directed by Tracy Heather Strain (56 min.) -- The House we live in / written, produced and directed by Llewellyn M. Smith (56 min.).
OCLC # 53371805

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