COMING TO KANOPY: A Powerful Inside Look at White Supremacy and Violent Extremism
We’re thrilled to let you know that our critically acclaimed new film Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation is slated for release on Kanopy on August 11, the third anniversary of the violent and murderous white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Peter Hutchison, Healing From Hate offers a riveting inside look at a group of former Skinheads and neo-Nazis who are now working on the front lines to de-radicalize violent extremists and transform racist attitudes.
At a time when systemic racism, white privilege, and white-nationalist extremism have moved into the national spotlight like never before, Healing From Hate promises to be a vital educational tool in the ongoing fight against racism, nativism, and hate.
We also urge you to check out Peter Hutchison’s powerful 2016 film Requiem for the American Dream, featuring Noam Chomsky, which over the past few weeks has garnered renewed attention and become one of the most-watched streaming videos in the nation. Requiem for the American Dream is streaming on Kanopy now!
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 reveals both the psychological and economic underpinnings of today’s most shocking acts of political violence. Better still, as ‘formers’ find their way from neo-Nazism to clearer-headed insights about society and themselves, we’re shown a truly universal way to move out of the cul-de-sac of racial despair. An excellent choice for any course focused on dysmorphic masculinity in the age of Donald Trump.”
— Mike Hill | Author of After Whiteness: Unmaking an American Majority
“Healing From Hate provides a chilling view of the ways white supremacy, capitalism, and toxic masculinity converge to recruit members and fuel racist violence in the United States. An important and much-needed intervention in conversations in this contemporary moment, when white supremacy has become more mainstream and accepted through discourses of the alt-right and white nationalism.”
— Bernadette Calafell | Chair and Professor, CRES Critical Race & Ethnic Studies at Gonzaga University
“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