Canton Unitarians to host film screening
CANTON — A showing of the multi-award winning film White Right: Meeting the Enemy will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. simultaneously both in-person in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton sanctuary and remotely via Zoom.
The showing of this film is free and open to the public.It is the first film in the Barney Gage Memorial Film Series, dedicated in memory of Barney Gage, who was as devoted to the showing of this film as he was to many issues of social and political importance.
A discussion will follow the film, both online and in person.
A Zoom link for the showing will be available at www.uucantonny.org.
Filmmaker Deeyah Kahn grew up in Norway as a Pakistani immigrant and Muslim. She both encountered bias and was taken to anti-racism rallies as a young child.
Her father promised her things would be better in the future, but as the future unfolded, she was witnessing even greater racism and xenophobia in both Europe and America. Her film is asking why.
In this film, she sits face-to-face with white supremacists who were often the proponents of the “alt-right” ideologies and even found herself dangerously in the midst of the infamous Unite the Right march in Charlottesville, VA in 2017.
A trailer for the film is available at: https://fuuse.net/white-right-meeting-the-enemy-fuuse-film-deeyah-khan/ .