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The Anatomy of Hate (2009)

Reveals the shared narratives found in individual and collective ideologies of hate, and how we as a species can overcome them. For six years the filmmaker worked with unprecedented access ... See full summary »

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Terrence Deacon ...
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Fred Phelps ...
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Sheldon Solomon ...
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Margie Phelps ...
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Billy Roper ...
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Galula Ershkovitz ...
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Doron Lopez ...
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Reveals the shared narratives found in individual and collective ideologies of hate, and how we as a species can overcome them. For six years the filmmaker 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 US 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. Written by Anonymous

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Humanity is a disgrace but we have hope
9 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If you haven't watched this documentary, what are you waiting for? We watch this every year at school and this year, we get to meet the director. My view of why people hate totally changed after watching this movie. As a woman of colour, I started seeing hateful people differently and they no longer make me angry, I just feel sorry for them. They don't know any better so they are threatened. The portrayal of hatred in this film is near perfect. The personification of this issue and looking into the eyes of these people really put the point across. I am looking forward to any future projects Mike Ramsdell has in store. The Anatomy of Hate is a masterpiece.


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