Filmmaker Raoul Peck has made one of the most audacious films to air on American television. The documentary series titled “Exterminate All The Brutes” tells the brutally honest history of colonialism, genocide and white supremacy, and dismantles the Eurocentric framework through which history is normally taught. He joins Michael Moore for a conversation on how this film got made, and what it has to say about the power of ignorance, the preservation of privilege and how the only way to upend all of this is for each of of us to join the fight and never give up, no matter the consequences. Be sure to watch this profound and earth-shattering movie (now on HBO on demand and HBO Max).
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…and let Michael know what you think.
The three history books that Raoul Peck bases the film on:
“Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History“
By Michel-Rolph Trouillot
“An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States“
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
“Exterminate All The Brutes“
By Sven Lindqvist
The other book Raoul mentions in the episode:
“Neither Settler Nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities“
By Mahmoud Mamdani
Music in the episode:
“White Man” – Queen