Exploring both the hope and the reality of hate and the human race, the Office of Student Activities will sponsor a screening of the award-winning documentary “The Anatomy of Hate – A Dialogue to Hope” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, in the Vandervort Room. The film’s Director and Producer Mike Ramsdell will lead a discussion directly following the film.
“This film, coupled with the dialogue that will follow, is sure to address issues that the student body has come into contact with in both the academic and social arenas. The event is certainly going to be a powerful experience for all who attend,” says Kaylyn O’Brien ’12.
Having recently garnered media attention, the film reveals the shared narratives found in individual and collective ideologies of hate and how we as a species can overcome them. During the facilitated dialogue following the screening attendees will have the opportunity to speak with Ramsdell, as well as the commissioners of the Geneva Human Rights Collective, who will be attending the event.
“Nothing can change without understanding,” says Ramsdell. “Nothing can change without hope. I believe this film offers both.”
Over the course of six years Ramsdell explored some of the most vehemently violent conflicts of our time, such as the White Supremacist movement, Christian Fundamentalism as an anti-gay platform, Muslim Extremism and the U.S. forces in Iraq. The documentary focuses on the intricacies of these conflicts while juxtaposing the raw footage with interviews from leading sociological, psychological, and neurological experts.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come out for what is sure to be a provocative event. Members of the public are also invited.
For more information about the screening, check out the Facebook event, https://www.facebook.com/events/186013154846439/ or visit http://theanatomyofhate.com/ to learn more about the film and its director.