A Class Divided
DVD1985 60 Minutes
Jane Elliott's unique experiment in discrimination through eye colour.
Jane Elliott, the teacher who conducted the unique experiment in “The Eye of the Storm” (q.v.), where a class of children take turns at being underdogs because of their eye colour, repeats the experiment with adults 15 years later, with a very similar effect.
Also included is a reunion of the original class, who let us know that they gained valuable insights into race discrimination through the exercise, and how it altered their outlook permanently.
Jane also repeats the experiment in a prison with staff and prisoners reversing their normal roles.
This film is of historical interest but the issues raised are still current. The film quality may not be to modern standards but the content is unique.
This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £2.50 For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.