“A racially charged story that will mesmerize you… You have to see it to believe it and then wonder why they didn’t teach you this chapter in history class.”–Oregon Documentary Film Festival
Human Zoos reveals the shocking history of how people from Africa and elsewhere were put on exhibition as missing links between humans and apes. See the documentary and participate in a post-screening discussion at the General Motors Theater of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit on Sunday, November 11 from 3:00-5:00 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public! The post-screening discussion will feature the film’s director, John West, and panelists from the Detroit area. Note: There is free metered parking in Detroit on Sundays.
Human Zoos features Pulitzer Prize-winning author Pamela Newkirk, author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga (winner of the NAACP Image Award); California State University historian Richard Weikart, author of The Death of Humanity; philosopher Jay Richards of The Catholic University of America; and theologian Olufemi Oluniyi of the Centre for Values and Social Change in Nigeria.
The documentary has earned numerous awards, including “Best in Show” by the Cinema Worldfest Awards in Toronto, Canada; “Best Editing” from the Oregon Documentary Film Festival; and “Awards of Excellence” from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards and the Impact DOCS Awards.
This screening is sponsored by Discovery Institute.