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White supremacy is worth investigating, but HBO’s pretentious & infantile ‘Exterminate All the Brutes’ has nothing original to say

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If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to be stuck on a four-hour flight sitting next to a rambling, drunken college student who just read their first book about colonialism, genocide and white supremacy, and mistakenly thinks they have some profound insights, have I got a documentary series for you…

Exterminate All the Brutes is the new unconventional, four-part docu-series from filmmaker Raoul Peck now available on HBO and HBO Max that explores the vast history of colonialism, genocide and white supremacy from a non-white and non-European perspective.

The documentary is based on the books ‘Exterminate all the Brutes’ (Sven Lindqvist), ‘An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States’ (Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz) and ‘Silencing the Past’ (Michel-Rolph Trouillot), and chaotically mixes documentary footage, home movies, popular films, animation and fictional scripted scenes to create a sort of experimental, impressionistic cinematic essay instead of a straightforward documentary.

Exterminate All the Brutes, a phrase which comes from Joseph Conrad’s masterpiece ‘Heart of Darkness’, highlights the greatest hits of horror in the history of humanity and is divided into four parts titled, ‘The Disturbing Confidence of Ignorance’, ‘Who the F*ck is Columbus?’, ‘Killing at a Distance’, and ‘The Bright Colors of Fascism’.

From Europeans explorers, to the plundering........

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