American Denial by Christine Herbes-Sommers, Llewellyn Smith, and Kelly Thomson (2015, 60 min.). Follow the story of Swedish researcher Gunnar Myrdal whose landmark 1944 study, An American Dilemma, probed deep into the country’s racial psyche. The film weaves a narrative that exposes potential underlying causes of racial biases still rooted in America’s systems and institutions. Exploring “stop-and-frisk” practices, the incarceration crisis, and racially patterned poverty, the film features historians, psychologists, and sociologists who offer expert insight and share their own personal, unsettling stories. The result is a unique and provocative film that challenges our assumptions about who we are and what we really believe. Discussion with directors and producers follows screening.