Critically Acclaimed Documentary Healing from Hate Shows What It’s Going to Take to Combat the Rise of Violent Right-Wing Extremism
Produced by Eat the Moon Films
“If I had only one film to show my students to make sense of the Capitol riot, this would be it.”
— Sut Jhally | MEF Executive Director, Professor Emeritus at UMass-Amherst
In the wake of the Capitol riot, it’s never been more important for educators to help students critically examine the forces that have given rise to far-right violent extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism, and the politics of hate. That’s why we urge you to check out the acclaimed documentary Healing from Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Peter Hutchison, Healing from Hate tells the inspiring story of a remarkable group of former skinheads and neo-Nazis who turned their backs on racism and racial scapegoating and are now working on the front lines to de-radicalize violent extremists.
Click here for information about how to get Healing from Hate via streaming and on DVD. You can also watch it via your university if they subscribe to the Kanopy streaming platform. Check here to see.
If you’re interested in exploring how white resentment and racial scapegoating have shaped American electoral politics over time, we also urge you to check out our brand-new film The Man Card: White Male Identity Politics from Nixon to Trump, directed by Hutchison and Lucas Sabean, and The Great White Hoax, featuring leading anti-racism author and activist Tim Wise.
From now through the end of February, we’re offering 25% off all three of these titles — along with the rest of our Race and Representation collection — in honor of Black History Month. Just use the code BLACKHISTORY21 at checkout.
Praise for Healing From Hate
“Healing From Hate is a powerful educational tool, much needed at this moment in our nation’s history. It makes visible both the urgency of the threat of domestic extremists and the hopeful and healing power of empathy to overcome the disease of hatred.”
— Beverly Tatum | Author of Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
“Healing From Hate is a well-filmed, no-holds-barred, raw masterpiece defining the causes and solutions for America’s ugliest disease: racism. The information and testimonies revealed are stronger than written case studies in any psychology book. A must-see for both victims and perpetrators of hate.”
— Daryl Davis | Activist and Author of Klan-destine Relationships: A Black Man’s Odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan
“Healing From Hate is a must-see film for every American regardless of their politics. It promises to spark the type of collective soul searching our nation desperately needs in these divisive times, illustrating that deep listening and compassion represent the ultimate antidote to the poison of hate.”
— Adam Hodges | Author, When Words Trump Politics: Resisting a Hostile Regime of Language
“Goes beyond a shallow understanding of white supremacists as ‘bad’ people to explore the circumstances that draw them into these ideologies. A very useful teaching resource.”
— Dr. Raka Shome | Professor of Communication, Villanova University