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Hate Kills

Do Not Look Away

Hate, unchecked, can kill.

Check out the trailers of the films below to revisit the horror and lasting impact of four recent tragedies motivated by hate: the 2015 Charleston massacre (anti-Black racism), the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting (homophobia), the 2017 Victoria Islamic Center arson (Islamophobia), and the 2018 Tree of Life synagogue massacre (antisemitism).


On June 17, 2015, national headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers gunned down during prayer service in Charleston, South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, nine African Americans lay dead, leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members, Emanuel, from Executive Producers Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, & Co-Producer Mariska Hargitay, is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, examining the healing power of forgiveness.


Surviving Pulse – Life after a mass shooting

Pulse Nightclub was a safe haven for the LGBTQ community and was turned upside down with terror and 49 lives were lost. This is a documentary based on survival, struggle, and love.

A Town Called Victoria

Texas town is thrown into the national spotlight when the local mosque erupts in flames. After decades of harmony, the small Muslim community of Victoria watches their cherished place of worship reduced to ash. With the fire ruled an arson & a local man arrested as the suspect, this small South Texas town must confront its own troubled history and its consequences in the present. 

Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life

This film documents Pittsburgh's powerful community response to hate in the aftermath of the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history. Through the voices of survivors, family members, diverse Pittsburgh residents, and leaders, the film shows unity in a moment of crisis, the resilience of a vibrant city, and a community working together to understand what it means to be "stronger than hate."

Standing by and remaining silent as hate rises has consequences.

We must speak up! We must challenge dehumanizing language, which creates a psychological separation, making it easier to allow or commit violence against those we define as other and "less-than."

Dangerous Speech vs Hate Speech illustration

What is dangerous speech?

Documenting Hate: Charlottesville

Documenting Hate: Charlottesville