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Exterminate All the Brutes Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

4 Episodes 2021 - 2021

Episode 1

Part 1: The Disturbing Confidence of Ignorance

Wed, Apr 7, 2021 60 mins

Filmmaker Raoul Peck examines the intertwined currents of hate and bigotry running through history. Focusing on the United States' legacy as a colonial power, Peck explores how race first became institutionalized, the Nazi program of "elimination" and its antecedents in the West, and the looting of the African continent in a "gentlemen's agreement." Series premiere.

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Episode 2

Part 2: Who the F*** Is Columbus

Wed, Apr 7, 2021 60 mins

Revisiting the stories of Christopher Columbus, the Alamo and the Trail of Tears from an indigenous perspective, Raoul Peck shows how "official" history is shaped by those in power and solidified by myth and popular culture. Later, he examines the "doctrine of discovery" used to justify the enslavement of millions of Africans and questions his own story within these narratives.

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Episode 3

Part 3: Killing at a Distance or...How I Thoroughly Enjoyed the Outing

Thu, Apr 8, 2021 60 mins

A look back at human migration, trade and weaponry shows how Europeans used industrialized steel to conduct warfare from ever-greater distances. Also: an exploration of the endless cycle of militarization throughout the centuries—from George Washington's efforts to jump-start American arms manufacturing to the Monroe Doctrine and, finally, to the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Episode 4

Part 4: The Bright Colors of Facism

Thu, Apr 8, 2021 60 mins

A look at the challenge of reconciling America's true history with its ideals of freedom and democracy points to the struggle for native representation and the legacy of slavery in institutionalized racism today. Reflecting on his time in Berlin, filmmaker Raoul Peck links the modern resurgence of white nationalism with fascism, slavery, colonialism and Nazism. Series finale.

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