If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them (1968)

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Writer Johnny Speight continues his work against racism with this thought provoking made-for-TV drama which examines the ways in which human beings pigeon-hole each other with regards to their religion, colour, or sex.


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18 September 2005 | fernjohn
| 16 mm English movie about prejudice, etc.
I showed this movie, which lasts 90 minutes as I recall, to high school students many times about 25 - 30 years ago and have not seen it in more than 25 years. My source was the public library which no longer has the 16 mm film copy. I would very much like a VHS or DVD copy as this movie is absolutely great in my opinion. I would, if nothing else is available, be willing to purchase a 16 mm copy as I suppose it could be converted to a form I can use.

The movie deals with the influence of advertising and the power it can have to influence our behaviors. It also deals with the unwillingness to look at facts and, instead, blindly follow our prejudices. An absolutely fascinating part deals with the fact that the respect that many people in society get comes from various social ills; we respect doctors, judges, military generals, etc. and their position rests on disease, injustice, war, etc.

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4 August 1968



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