In this BAFTA-nominated documentary, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Muslim filmmaker Deeyah Khan meets U.S. neo-Nazis and white nationalists face to face and attends America’s far right rally in Charlottesville. Khan, who has received death threats in the past after advocating for diversity and multiculturalism in an interview on the BBC, seeks to understand the personal and political reasons behind the violent ideology and apparent resurgence of far right extremism in the U.S.
Speaking with fascists, racists and proponents of alt-right ideologies Deeyah attempts to discover new possibilities for connection and solutions. As she tries to see beyond the headlines to the human beings, her own prejudices are challenged and her tolerance is tested. When she finds herself in the middle of a race riot at the now-infamous Unite the Right march, Deeyah’s safety is jeopardized. Can she find it within herself to try and befriend the fascists she meets?
With a U.S. president propagating anti-Muslim propaganda, the far-right gaining ground in German elections, hate crime rising in the UK, and divisive populist rhetoric infecting political and public discourse across western democracies, Deeyah Khan’s WHITE RIGHT: MEETING THE ENEMY asks why.
Urgent and resonant, WHITE RIGHT: MEETING THE ENEMY is Deeyah Khan’s most personal film yet. Praising WHITE RIGHT, The Times of London said: “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… Deeyah Khan is an extraordinary filmmaker.”