The documentary Healing from Hate: Battle For The Soul Of A Nation, directed by Peter Hutchison and featuring Frankie Meeink, Tony McAleer, Sammy Rangel, Christian Picciolini and Michael Kimmel will have its World Premiere at DOC NYC 2019 in the section: FIGHT THE POWER.
Healing from Hate examines the root causes of hate group activity through the bold work of those battling intolerance on the front lines, featuring Life After Hate, an organization founded by former Skinheads and neo-Nazis to help others exit hate groups. Documenting a stunning era of hatred in America – from Trump, to Charlottesville, to Parkland – Healing from Hate follows these unique reformers in their work to de-radicalize White Nationalists, transform attitudes of intolerance, and heal communities torn apart by racism.
Peter Hutchison is a critically acclaimed filmmaker, NY Times Bestselling author, educator and activist. Based in Brooklyn, his experience in film and TV production – as a documentary director, producer and writer – spans nearly two decades.
He recently produced & directed Requiem for the American Dream: Noam Chomsky and the Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power – an exploration of wealth inequity in American, grounded in an intimate, long-form interview with Noam Chomsky (Netflix). A NY Times Critics Pick and #1 top-selling doc on iTunes, the book version of the film debuted at #6 on the NY Times Bestseller list (Seven Stories Press).
He is currently at work on a triad of films exploring hate in America, including the feature Healing from Hate: Battle For The Soul Of A Nation, which examines the root causes of hate group activity through the bold work of “Life After Hate” – an organization founded by former Skinheads and neo-Nazis now engaged in de-radicalizing violent extremists, and transforming attitudes of intolerance. The companion pieces Angry White Men: American Masculinity in the Age of Trump, based upon the groundbreaking work of sociologist Michael Kimmel (Grasshopper Film), and Auschwitz: Facing the Legacy of Hatred, which follows ex neo-Nazi and Holocaust denier Tony McAleer on a personal journey of atonement through the Polish death camps (currently in post), complete the trilogy.