The Eye of the Storm (1970 film)

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The Eye of the Storm
Directed byWilliam Peters
StarringJane Elliott
Narrated byBill Beutel
Distributed byAmerican Broadcasting Company (ABC)
Release date
  • 1970 (1970)
CountryUnited States

The Eye of the Storm is a 25-minute 1970 American television documentary featuring schoolteacher Jane Elliott conducting her Blue-Eyes-Brown-Eyes exercise in discrimination, which was narrated by Bill Beutel and directed by William Peters.

Plot summary[edit]

William Peters follows Jane Elliott's schoolroom exercise of dividing an otherwise homogenous group of elementary school kids by their eye color.


  • Bill Beutel as the narrator and ABC reporter
  • Jane Elliott as Herself


This documentary was followed up with A Class Divided, a 1985 Frontline episode where footage from The Eye of the Storm is intercut with new footage of the students as adults.

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