“Powerful teaching tool for understanding violent extremism”
“A great film. I was moved somewhere beyond words. Required viewing for anyone who truly wants to understand the hatred that is running rampant in America and the world.”
— Unseen Films
If you’re looking for a powerful teaching tool to make sense of the rise of far-right extremism, don’t miss the critically acclaimed documentary Healing from Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Peter Hutchison, Healing from Hate tells the deeply moving story of a remarkable group of former skinheads and neo-Nazis who are working on the front lines to deradicalize violent extremists and help them lead compassionate lives.
Healing from Hate is available on DVD, via 7-day streaming rental through MEF, or through your university on the Kanopy streaming platform. Click here to see if your university subscribes to Kanopy, and contact us if you’d like to host a virtual public screening.
Praise for Healing From Hate
“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
“Makes visible both the urgency of the threat of domestic extremists and the healing power of empathy to overcome the disease of hatred.”
— Beverly Tatum | Author, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
“A no-holds-barred, raw masterpiece defining the causes and solutions for America’s ugliest disease: racism.”
— Daryl Davis | Author, Klan-destine Relationships: A Black Man’s Odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan
“Promises to spark the type of collective soul searching our nation desperately needs in these divisive times.”
— 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