Stream 'Examine All The Brutes' on HBO & Re-examine Colonialism
Updated: Apr 21, 2021
"Peck gathers a set of historical atrocities of vast geographical and historical scope—the colonization of the New World by means of the genocide of Native Americans, the enslavement of Africans in the Americas, the imperial conquest of Africa by European powers, and the Holocaust—and traces their inextricable connections, their shared theme of white supremacy.
“Exterminate All the Brutes” (the title, also that of a book by Lindqvist, is a line spoken by Kurtz in Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness”) offers, in effect, a unifying theory of white supremacy and its manifestations—in conquest, in genocide, and in the myths and the pseudoscience by which the killers have justified themselves and continue to do so. As Peck says, 'The road to Auschwitz was paved in the earliest days of Christendom, and this road also leads straight to the heart of America.'" - Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Raoul Peck’s four-hour documentary on HBO Max reveals the racist underpinnings of American national mythology and European society. Stream now HBO.