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Eye Opener (2 Versions)

Synopsis
Short version (33 minutes) - Jane Elliott, the internationally acclaimed diversity champion conducts her blue eyes - brown eyes exercise in Glasgow with 35 volunteers from across the UK. Many of the blue-eyed participants were shocked at their own reactions to what for many of them was the new experience of being powerless. Many of the brown-eyed participants were shocked at how easy they found it to go along with what was happening although they knew it was wrong.They all now have a better understanding of the systematic nature of racism as well as how their actions - or inaction - can reinforce and perpetuate it. EYE OPENER shows that this exercise is as relevant and necessary in the UK today as it was in Riceville, Iowa, more than 30 years ago.
The extended version (50 minutes) contains more of the participants’ comments before and after the exercise.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of production
2005
Notes
See also the original BLUE EYED
Subjects
Psychology; Sociology
Keywords
psychological investigation; race relations; discrimination

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£172.50
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50,33 minutes
Year
2013

Production Company

Name

Neish Training

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
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Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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