The New Klan, Heritage of HateUnited States, 1978, 59 min, Colour
With unprecedented access to the inner workings of the KKK in the 1970’s, the film presents frank and startling insight into the Klan’s involvement in the murders of two black and white freedom fighters in Alabama. A filmed debate between David Duke and Rev. Jesse Jackson in Chicago highlights Duke’s strange approach to twisting American history to justify his belief in the divisive concept of “separate but equal.” There are many parallels between “The New Klan” and the growing license to express intolerance in the current political climate. This beautifully preserved film allows us to look at our past to inform our future.
Directors:Eleanor Bingham,Leslie Shatz
Producers:Eleanor Bingham,Leslie Shatz
Cinematography:Paul Goldsmith, Baird Bryant, Bob Elfstrom
Leslie Shatz is known for his work on Johnny Mnemonic (1995), The Mummy (1999) and Biutiful (2010).
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United States, 2019, AmDocs,
AmDocs, United States 2019 -