Hate Crimes in the Heartland (2015) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • "Hate Crimes in the Heartland," a feature documentary explores the 250,000 hate crimes committed in America each year through the powerful stories of two crimes committed in Tulsa, Oklahoma - over 90 years apart. Like no other documentary exploring this topic, "Hate Crimes in the Heartland" tells powerful stories of survivors, activists, leaders, and community members. The film explores current and past hate crimes in our nation, asking important questions related to social justice, and portrays the remarkable influence of the media on the justice system.

    - Written by Rachel Lyon
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma - Two crimes set 90 years apart reveal the foundation of the racial segregation and inequality that have come to define modern American society and our culture. 'Hate Crimes in the Heartland' explores the 1921 Race Riot and the 2012 Good Friday murders, exposing an All-American city forever divided, and revealing the dangerous connections between the media, power, race, and justice.


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