The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue to Hope has been discussed and shown on CNN.com, FOX news, NPR, the Documentary Film Channel, and outlets around the world. The film reveals the shared narratives found in individual and collective ideologies of hate, and how we as a species can overcome them.
For six years filmmaker Mike Ramsdell worked with unprecedented access to some of the most venomous ideologies and violent conflicts of our time including the White Supremacist movement, Christian fundamentalism as an anti-gay platform, Muslim extremism, the Palestinian Intifada, Israeli settlers and soldiers, and U.S. forces in Iraq.
By juxtaposing this verite footage with interviews from leading sociological, psychological, and neurological experts, and interspersing stories of redemption told by former “combatants”, the film weaves a tapestry that reveals both the emotional and biological mechanisms which make all of us susceptible to acts and ideologies of hate, and demonstrates how these very same traits make us equally capable of overcoming them.
To date over 100 institutions and thousands of individuals have participated in the DIFFICULT DIALOGUE campaign of THE ANATOMY OF HATE.
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