WFTV Filmmakers Masterclass: Deeyah Khan, White Right: Meeting the Enemy
In this new strand, we will be hearing from renowned filmmakers who will talk about a film they have made that was particularly important to them and take us behind the scenes to talk about the challenges – whether ethical, legal or production-based – that they faced making it.
In this event, host Barbara Govan will be speaking to documentary filmmaker and WFTV’s 2018 BBC News and Factual award winner, Deeyah Khan, about her Emmy-winning documentary White Right: Meeting the Enemy.
White Right: Meeting the Enemy documents Muslim filmmaker Deeyah Khan as she meets U.S neo-Nazis and white nationalists face to face and attends the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. As she seeks to understand the personal and political motivations behind the resurgence of far-right extremism in the U.S., Deeyah looks for new possibilities for connection and solutions between human beings by speaking with fascists, racists and proponents of alt-right ideologies.