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.

21 March 2018

Speakers

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

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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.

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