As timely as ever, especially with the boiling pot of the upcoming Presidential Elections, acclaimed filmmaker Peter Hutchison's portrait of hate in contemporary America is as essential as it is alarming.
Extremely raw and inclusive, it chronicles the attempts for reintegration and success of the organization "Life After Hate" as they work to rescue former members of radical, racist movements such as the White Supremacist, the Neo-Nazis and others alike, and help them heal their reckless crimes against innocent people and their traumas associated with childhood abuse, violence, bullying, abandonment, and personal dilemmas.
Through highly emotional, intimate and revealing testimonies of some of the most notorious cases, former members, activists, doctors and victims, Hutchison paints an accurate canvas of the aggressive human condition, the paths they take, the consequences of their acts and the efforts to re-shape their lives, their wounded and cursed souls and the quest for a new identity.
As they reveal shocking facts of their participation on the groups, the film tracks down the most terrifying mass shootings and acts of racial violence taken place in the country and around the globe in the last decade, pointing to the increasing number of hatred groups and public conflicts in the Trump-era, mostly related to white supremacism hate, the fast-changing social behavior, and the inevitable psychological effects.
One of the most effective selections at DOC NYC Festival, it exposes the continuous growing of fear and hate among our society with a powerful message of forgiveness and motivation to those willing to change.
(Big Tent Productions. 9/4. Theaters, VOD and Virtual Cinemas.)