Nov. 8: Film on Anatomy of Hate - A Dialogue to Hope

Event Details

Date: November 7, 2011

Times: 6-8 p.m.

Location: Augustana College campus in Kresge Recital Hall of the Humanities Center

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

The award-winning documentary, ‘The Anatomy of Hate – A Dialogue to Hope,’ will be shown at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Kresge Recital Hall. Directed by Michael Ramsdell, the 90-minute film will be followed by an informal discussion and Q & A session with the audience and Ramsdell.

For six years, Ramsdell worked with unprecedented access to some of the most venomous ideologies and violent conflicts of our time — including the White Supremacy movement, Christian fundamentalism as an anti-gay platform, Muslim extremism, the Palestinian Intifada, Israeli settlers and soldiers, and United States military forces in Iraq.

‘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,’ said Ramsdell. ‘It demonstrates how these very same traits make us equally capable of overcoming them.’ The documentary juxtaposes film footage with interviews from experts in the fields of psychology, neurology, and sociology and intersperses stories of redemption told by former participants in hate ideologies.

‘The Anatomy of Hate’ was named Best Political Documentary at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival in 2009 and won the Audience Choice Award at the Atlanta DocuFest. The documentary also was an official selection for the Boston International Film Festival, the Cinema City Film Festival, and the Saratoga Fringe Festival.

Free and open to the public, the event is sponsored by Augustana's Multicultural Programming within the Office of Student Services.

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Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations