In 2004, the Dover school board ordered science teachers to read a statement to high school biology students suggesting that there is an alternative to Darwin’s theory of evolution called intelligent design – the idea that life is too complex to have evolved naturally and therefore must have been designed by an intelligent agent.
The teachers refused to comply. Later, parents opposed to intelligent design filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state.
This feature length documentary covers the turmoil that erupted in this community as a result the school board’s decision require the teaching of intelligent design to high school students as well as the famous federal case Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. The documentary features interviews with key participants on both sides of the debate, ranging from scientists, parents, teachers, and city officials.