Members Screening Room

Screening Room: White Right - Meeting The Enemy

21 March 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm
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Chatham House, London


Dr Kehinde Andrews, Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University
Deeyah Khan, Filmmaker and Director, White Right: Meeting the Enemy
Dr Aurelien Mondon, Deputy Head, Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, University of Bath
Chair: Dr Zoe Hyman, Lecturer, Institute of the Americas, UCL



White Right: Meeting The Enemy, directed by Emmy and Peabody Award winner Deeyah Khan, attempts to unpack the rise in far-right ideology and its apparent growing influence on mainstream political priorities. The film sees Khan meet white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups who believe they are at the forefront of a coming race war in America and focusses on the people behind these movements, their motivations, beliefs and justifications. What drives such deep-rooted hatred? How can outsiders try to understand such extremist views? And what can be done to challenge such positions and foster a more inclusive society?

At a time when debates on immigration and enhanced border checks are ever-present in US political discourse, this film offers an important look into race relations and far-right ideology. The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion, placing some of the themes raised by the documentary into a wider conversation about the spread of far-right extremism, its influence on politics and political priorities across the world.

Running time: 54 minutes

Please note, from the beginning, this documentary contains language, views and images which viewers may find disturbing and offensive. We would advise members to read more about the documentary before deciding whether it is a screening they wish to attend.

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