An original documentary about the culture wars in America today told through the inner workings of the Texas Board of Education
Shot over the course of three years, director Scott Thurman gained unique access to the Texas Board of Education, America’s most influential, where a few citizens are fighting a battle to shape the course of American education through the revision of public school textbooks. Viewers see both sides of the debate, meeting key players and witnessing them tangle over critical issues like evolution. This effective documentary presents a powerful civics lesson in the culture wars between conservatives and liberals. The writing is spare and effective, and notable for its evenhanded tone. Thurman successfully captured intense debates, soul searching and back room compromises at the Texas Board of Education that effect us all.
Scott Thurman, directory, producer, writer, directory of photography; Pierson Silver, Orlando Wood, Producer; Jim Butterworth, Vijay Dewan, executive producers; Daniel J. Chalfen, Chandra C. Silver, co-producers; Jawad Metni, editor and writer; Mark Orton, score; Zac Sprague, camera operator.
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