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The Revisionaries

The theory of evolution and a re-write of US history are up for debate on the Texas SBOE.

Overview

Genre
Current Affairs, Politics, Religion, Science, and History
Synopsis

In Austin, Texas, fifteen people influence what is taught to the next generation of American children.
Once every decade, the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education rewrites the teaching and textbook
standards for its nearly 5 million schoolchildren. And when it comes to textbooks, what happens in
Texas affects the nation as a whole.
Don McLeroy, a dentist, Sunday school teacher, and avowed young-earth creationist, leads the Religious
Right charge. During his time on the board, McLeroy has overseen
the adoption of new science and history curriculum standards, drawing national attention and placing
Texas on the front line of the so-called “culture wars.”

Stage
finished
Running time
83 and 53 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Making History LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
4
Locations
Texas

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
Tribeca, Dallas International, Boston Independent, Hot Docs, Seattle International, Silverdocs, Traverse City
Awards
Tribeca film festival Special Jury Award
Distribution
Kino Lorber
Language
English
Subtitles
none

Photos

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