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Film night: Deeyah Khan’s ‘White Right’ and ‘Jihad’


18:30 - 22:00
May 21st 2019

The devastating attacks in Christchurch and Sri Lanka point to the most recent and relentless cycles of hate around us. How can we respond to those whose views are the very antithesis of our own? Whose actions seem incomprehensibly violent and life -denying?
One film-maker set out to find answers.

For more information contact Jo Winsloe Slater on jowinsloe@stethelburgas.org
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The devastating attacks in Christchurch and Sri Lanka point to the most recent and relentless cycles of hate around us.  How can we respond to those whose views are the very antithesis of our own?  Whose actions seem incomprehensibly violent and life -denying?

Over the last few years, award-winning filmmaker Deeyah Khan has been meeting with proponents of Jihadism and white supremacy.  Through eloquent storytelling her films explore this terrain of extremism with sensitivity and curiosity, and incredibly, sometimes leaves the viewer with a sense of hope.

During the evening we will be showing Deeyah Khan’s two films:

White Right: meeting the enemy (2017) 55 mins (trailer here)

To many, white supremacists embody hate in its purest form. One filmmaker decides to look past the rhetoric to see if a human connection is possible.

Jihad: A story of Others (2015) 49 mins (trailer here)

Seeking to understand what motivates jihadists in the West, Deeyah Khan speaks to muslims who embraced – and later renounced – violent extremism.

The evening will include facilitated conversation on the personal impact of the films.

#CompassionIntoAction  #CommunityAcrossDifference    #OpportunityInConflict    #ProtectingTheSacred

With thanks to Fuuse films for supporting this event.