Alt-Right: Age of Rage


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Apr 27, 2018 9:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre Sat, Apr 28, 2018 1:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, May 4, 2018 3:45 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:America
Populism & the Rise of the Right
Race & Racism
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Adam Bhala Lough
Producer(s):Michael Karbelnikoff
Alex Needles
Executive Producer(s):Greg Stewart
Peter Kline
Brent Stiefel
Editor(s):Sven Pape
Writer(s):Adam Bhala Lough
Cinematography:Christopher Messina


Less than halfway through the Trump presidency, the gains made by the American civil rights movement in the '50s and '60s to end racial discrimination are being dismantled. Filmmaker Adam Bhala Lough's chilling exposé of the country's explosive race war embeds itself with white supremacist leader Richard Spencer, as well as Spencer's most resolute adversary, anti-fascist activist Daryle Lamont Jenkins. Taking place in the lead-up to the 2017 Charlottesville riots, in which a white-power militant deliberately drove a car into counter-protestors, the film's graphic access to chief agitators exposes shameful tactics of hatred and the distressing scale of support they win. Scenes of Spencer manipulating crowds and Jenkins appealing for reason play against equally disturbing historical archives and biting observations from political hawks. Witness how easily hate speech can be conflated with free speech, and violence with protest, in this front-line primer on American race relations. Myrocia Watamaniuk

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