Controversial Dox

White Right: Meeting the Enemy

Deeyah Khan
Screening time  
26.02. / Tuesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 3  
01.03. / Friday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 1  
Deeyah Khan, a Muslim filmmaker, meets face to face U.S. neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Can she find it within herself to try and befriend them?

In this documentary, Muslim filmmaker Deeyah Khan meets face to face U.S. neo-Nazis and white nationalists, including Richard Spencer, and attends the now-infamous 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. Speaking with fascists, racists and proponents of alt-right ideologies, Deeyah, attempts to discover new possibilities for connection and solutions. As she tries to see beyond the headlines to the human beings, her own prejudices are challenged and her tolerance tested. When she finds herself in the middle of America's biggest and most violent far right rally in recent years, Deeyah's safety is jeopardized. Can she find it within herself to try and befriend the fascists she meets?


Deeyah Khan

Deeyah Khan is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentary film director and founder of Fuuse, a media and arts company that puts women, people from minorities, and third-culture kids at the heart of telling their own stories. In 2016, she became the first UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for artistic freedom and creativity. She has received many honours for her work supporting freedom of expression, human rights and peace including the Ossietzky prize, the University of Oslo’s Human Rights Award and the Peer Gynt Prize from the Parliament of Norway. As a filmmaker, she is best known for the documentaries: White Right: Meeting the Enemy (2017), Jihad: A Story of the Others (2015) – screened at 2016 ZagrebDox, and Banaz: A Love Story (2012).

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Great Britain, USA, Norway
2017, 60'

Directed by:
Deeyah Khan

Deeyah Khan, Darin Prindle

Edited by:
Melanie Quigley

Danny Farrant, Nick Kingsley

Deeyah Khan, Andrew Smith, Darin Prindle

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

International Emmy Award 2018 – Current Affairs; Monte Carlo Television Festival 2018 – PeaceJam Special Jury PrizeEmmy Award,