Welcome to Leith op International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Nieuws, gepost door: nn op 17/11/2015 11:04:45

Wanneer: 17/11/2015 - 17:49

Welcome to Leith

Het International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam heeft dit jaar 'Welcome to Leith' opgenomen in haar selectie van documentairefilms. Deze documentaire doet verslag van de komst van zelfverklaard neo-nazi Craig Cobb naar het kleine dorpje Leith in North Dakota. Al snel wordt zijn plan duidelijk: het afgelegen gehucht transformeren tot een arische enclave. Wanneer de andere bewoners van het dorp erachter komen dat hun nieuwe buurman een beruchte neo-nazi is schrikken ze zich kapot. Het duurt niet lang voordat ze geterroriseerd worden door Cobb en zijn geestverwanten. Maar hoe krijgen ze deze neo-nazi nu weer weg uit hun rustige dorpje?

Leith was always a peaceful little hamlet in North Dakota. The 24-strong community got along just fine, until the arrival of a new resident. For the first few months Craig Cobb appeared to be just a somewhat eccentric man who didn’t like to share much of himself with his new neighbors. But what none of them knew was that Cobb is one of the most notorious racists in the United States. When it got out that Cobb’s master plan was to transform Leith into a community for neo-Nazis, documentary filmmakers Michael Nichols and Christopher Walker decided to follow developments in this tiny city. Cobb starts stirring up trouble and demands his rights at council meetings. The villagers would like nothing more than to get him out, but they don’t know how. With the atmosphere turning increasingly nasty, the older villagers start panicking. What can they do to turn the tide? The directors move fluidly between the two opposing parties, building the story with consummate precision and maintaining the tension right up to the final frames. The interviews are intercut with scenes revolving around the confrontation between Cobb and his fellow townsfolk, raising uncomfortable questions about freedom of expression and the limits of democracy.


Trailer op YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKR32_3Yx08
Welcome to Leith Website: http://www.welcometoleithfilm.com/
Pagina IDFA: https://www.idfa.nl/industry/tags/project.aspx?id=dadbfba4-eb43-470e-a94...


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