Who Is Watching the Hate? Tracking Hate Groups Online and Beyond

In Welcome to Leith, the story of what happens when notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb tries to take over a small North Dakota community as a base for himself and his followers, may seem an unusual case. But for those who track hate groups across America it is a less shocking tale. Organizations like the Southern Poverty Law … READ MORE

Craig Cobb’s Threatening Behavior

In this excerpt from Welcome to Leith, avowed white supremacists Craig Cobb and Kynan Dutton patrol the roads of rural Leith while brandishing rifles, angrily confronting longtime residents. Deborah Henderson, Dutton’s partner, trails them, proudly recording their threatening behavior on her cellphone camera.

White Supremacy Flags

In this excerpt from Welcome to Leith, Kynan Dutton, an Iraq War veteran and self-proclaimed “proud Aryan” skinhead who moved his family to Leith, North Dakota, plants white supremacy flags in front of neo-Nazi Craig Cobb’s house, while explaining the National Socialist Movement’s anti-multicultural motivations.

Welcome to Leith Trailer

Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small North Dakota town by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As Cobb and his cohorts become more threatening, tensions soar and residents desperately look for ways to expel the unwanted neighbors.

Former Black Panther Jamal Joseph

Former Black Panther Jamal Joseph describes how his thirst for violence was directed toward education when he joined the Party; he also discusses the spirit of “undying love” that motivated him to take action.

Former Black Panther Ericka Huggins

Ericka Huggins, a former leader in the Black Panther, shares her admiration for the passion of the young women leading the Black Lives Matter movement, and offers advice to the young women activists of today who inspire her.

Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter Quiz

It was 50 years ago that the Black Panther Party, originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, was formed in Oakland, California by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton. The Black Panther Party organized armed citizens’ patrols to monitor the behavior of local police and to challenge police brutality in Oakland. As detailed in Stanley Nelson’s film The Black … READ MORE

Stanley Nelson Reveals the Real Black Panther Party

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson, who won an Emmy for the PBS documentary The Murder of Emmett Till, three Emmys for Freedom Riders, and made an acclaimed film about Marcus Garvey, has for years aimed his probing but fair-minded lens on civil rights history. Along the way he realized he hadn’t really seen a film that covered the full and fascinating … READ MORE

The Black Panthers Pandora Mixtape

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution will be televised on Independent Lens February 16 at 9 pm [check local listings] but you can plug in, turn on, and get down ahead of time with our curated Pandora Mixtape. The set joins the politically charged soul music of the ’60s and 70’s with post-Panther era R&B and hip-hop that … READ MORE

No Más Bebés Full Film

No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Renee Tajima-Peña on the Women of the Madrigal vs Quilligan Case

Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary for her film Who Killed Vincent Chin?, which aired on PBS back in 1989. She’s hardly sat still since then; her films have premiered at Sundance, Cannes, San Francisco International, New Directors/New Films, Toronto, the Whitney Biennial and other festivals around the world. And as she … READ MORE