“Required viewing for anyone who wants to understand the hatred running rampant in America and the world”
“Required viewing for anyone who truly wants to understand the hatred that is running rampant in America and the world.”
— Unseen Films
The story is as sickening as it is familiar: The lone white gunman who shot and killed 10 people and wounded three others in a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, NY, on Saturday appears to have been radicalized by white supremacist ideology.
If you’re looking for resources to help make sense of – and combat – the racist, antisemitic conspiracy theories and worldviews that white-supremacist groups continue to draw on to cultivate fear, spread hate, and recruit new followers, we urge you to watch 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 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.
If you’re working in your community for racial justice, contact us to see how you can set up a screening of Healing from Hate. The filmmakers and many of the participants in the film are available to join post-screening talkbacks.
Praise for Healing From Hate
“A searing look at how bigotry, racism, and the discourse of dehumanization takes hold of individuals who are longing for some sense of meaning and community. This film should be shown to every student, adult, educator, librarian, and anyone else trying to understand how racism, bigotry, and xenophobia have moved from the margins to the center of power in the United States and what is being done to overcome the discourse of hate.”
— Dr. Henry Giroux | Author, American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism
“The prevailing message is one of hope, hope that people can move away from lives of hatred to find empathy with those around them.”
— Andrew Brindle | Author, The Language of Hate: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis of White Supremacist Language
“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
“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