Double Feature: Charlottesville: Race and Terror and The Great White Hoax
Charlottesville: Race and Terror
Intrepid Vice News reporter Elle Reeve goes behind the scenes at the infamous 2017 “Unite the Right” rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. The documentary features interviews with marchers Christopher Cantwell, Robert Ray, David Duke, and Matthew Heimbach as well as counterprotesters, residents of Charlottesville, and members of the Black Lives Matter movement. (2017, 27 min.)
The Great White Hoax
American political leaders of both parties have been tapping into white anxiety, stoking white grievance, and scapegoating people of color for decades in order to undermine the interests of working-class voters. This film focuses on the 2016 presidential election while exploring how race, class, gender, and propaganda have shaped American politics for centuries. (2017, dir. Jeremy Earp, 72 min.)
The screenings will be followed by a discussion led by Brenda Stevenson, professor and Nickoll Family Endowed Chair in History at UCLA.
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