White Right: Meeting the Enemy
White Right: Meeting The Enemy is a 2017 documentary film by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director Deeyah Khan. The film is produced by Deeyah's production company Fuuse and received its world premiere on ITV in December 2017.
|White Right:Meeting The Enemy|
|Directed by||Deeyah Khan|
|Theme music composer||
Danny Farrant |
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Fuuse Film|
|Original release||11 December 2017|
Deeyah travels to America to meet with some of the most prominent white supremacist leaders in the US today to seek to understand the personal and political reasons behind the apparent resurgence of extremism in the US.
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Deeyah Khan is an extraordinary film-maker. It was she who interviewed former Muslim radicalisers in Jihad, reduced one to tears of regret. In White Right: Meeting the Enemy she interviewed American far-righters and neo-Nazis and again reached the parts that others do not. Khan bravely made this film after she was interviewed on TV about multiculturalism, then received a barrage of hate calling her a “shitskin incubator” who should be “raped, tortured and killed”.
Part investigative journalist, part almost psychotherapist, Khan uses hard and soft skills to discover what drives such hatred and forces people to face her, their so-called enemy: it gets under their skin and yields results.”
Meeting The Enemy sees Deeyah sitting down face-to-face with Neo-Nazis and white nationalists after receiving death threats from the Far Right movement as a result of giving a BBC TV interview advocating diversity and multiculturalism. In the film Deeyah tries to get behind the hatred and the violent ideology, to try to understand why people embrace far right extremism.
- "White Right: Meeting The Enemy - Exposure". www.itv.com. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- Carol Midgley (December 12, 2017). "White Right: Meeting the Enemy". thetimes.co.uk.
- Emine Saner (4 December 2017). "The Muslim director who filmed neo-Nazis: 'I thought – I'm not going to make it out'". www.theguardian.com. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- Inger Bentzrud (14 December 2017). "Hun våger å se fanden i hvitøyet" (in Norwegian). dagbladet.no. Retrieved 16 December 2017.