Film on ideologies of hate to be shown Oct. 26

Thu, 10/21/2010 (All day)

Mobile, Ala. – The Spring Hill College Center for Student Involvement, Campus Ministry and the Multicultural Student Union, in cooperation with Mobile’s Quest for Social Justice, will present the film “The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue for Hope” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 in Byrne Memorial Hall on campus. In addition to a screening of the documentary, the film’s director, Mike Ramsdell, will be present for interactive discussion of the film.

“The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue for Hope” reveals the shared narratives found in individual and collective ideologies of hate, and how we as a species can overcome them. For six years the filmmaker worked with unprecedented access to some of the most venomous ideologies and violent conflicts of our time, including the white supremacist movement, Christian fundamentalism as an anti-gay platform, 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 all of us susceptible to acts and ideologies of hate, and demonstrates how these very same traits make us equally capable of overcoming them.

For more information on the film, visit