Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus will present The Anatomy of Hate; A Dialogue to Hope Feb. 15 at 12:15 p.m. in Swimmer Hall, on the lower level of Williams Building. This award-winning documentary reveals the shared narratives found in individual and collective ideologies of hate, and how we as a species can overcome them.
For six years, filmmaker Michael Ramsdell had unprecedented access to some of our world’s most venomous ideologies and violent conflicts, including the White Supremacist movement, Muslim extremism, the Palestinian Intifada, Israeli settlers and soldiers, and U.S. forces in Iraq.
By juxtaposing this vérité 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 that make us susceptible to acts and ideologies of hate, and demonstrates how these very same traits make us equally capable of overcoming them.
There is no admission charge for this film, which is sponsored by the Penn State Fayette Coalition for Equity and is open to the public.