Confront Antisemitism and Hate with this Film
“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
If you’re looking for resources to help clarify and combat the kinds of antisemitic conspiracy theories that have been making headlines over the past few weeks, we urge you to watch – and share – 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 group of former skinheads and neo-Nazis who are now working on the front lines to deradicalize violent extremists by shining a light on the sense of fear, alienation, and shame that white-nationalist propaganda taps into.
The film has been hailed as an extraordinary teaching tool that helps draw crucial connections between antisemitism, anti-Black and anti-Asian racism, Islamophobia, and other forms of hate.
Because you have access to our collection through Kanopy, you can watch Healing from Hate now or add it to your watchlist for later.
If you’d like to set up a screening of Healing from Hate on your campus or in your community, please contact us here. The filmmakers and many of the participants in the film are available to join post-screening Q&As and discussions.
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