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Blood in the Face1991

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  • 3.7
A riveting, jaw-dropping view of America's white supremacy movement. Rare archival footage, darkly humorous interviews and their own promotional materials bring to light the inner workings of the Ku Klux Klan, the American Nazi Party, the Aryan Nation, The Order and other radical right groups. With a folksy, matter-of-fact certainty, the men and women here speak of imminent race wars, Armageddon, the Holocaust hoax, interracial breeding, the Christian Identity faith, the hordes of foreign troops poised to attack America and ZOG (The Zion Occupation Government). In the wake of the Oklahoma City attack and their continuing efforts to demonize immigrants and arm themselves to the teeth, it's clear the radical right are not the patriotic, bedrock Americans they claim to be, nor harmless in their lunacies either. Controversial and timely, BLOOD IN THE FACE reveals a dark and dangerous side of America.

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Very powerful stuff. It's a challenge expose oneself to so much casual vitriol and hate speech, and that is clearly the directors' intent. The highlight of the film comes when the directors cut between footage of their interview with "Christian Identity" minister Allan Poe, and footage of an unnamed, elderly, American Nazi Party rally attendee, as they both both explain how Adam is the true father of their race, because whites are the only people who can blush. By contrasting these two "explanations," the filmmakers beautifully highlight a racist dogma becoming more and more garbled and incoherent as it is passed along, broken-telephone-style - which reinforces just how ludicrous it all is to begin with.

The filmmakers make a misstep by including a sort of interlude at the midpoint of the film, where they introduce a melodramatically militaristic score and intersperse stock footage of "Mongol Hordes" to emphasize the delusional tone of so many of the paranoid racists they film. Perhaps they were worried that the hate-speech they were filming was so difficult to stomach that the audience might not be able to stick it out and wait to the end of the film for proof that the filmmakers were, indeed, critical of their subjects and not merely providing a mouthpiece for racists.

Timely (timeless?) to watch in an era of rising Islamophobia and as far-right movements gain more and more support across North America and Europe.

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Very powerful stuff. It's a challenge expose oneself to so much casual vitriol and hate speech, and that is clearly the directors' intent. The highlight of the film comes when the directors cut between footage of their interview with "Christian Identity" minister Allan Poe, and footage of an unnamed, elderly, American Nazi Party rally attendee, as they both both explain how Adam is the true father of their race, because whites are the only people who can blush. By contrasting these two "explanations," the filmmakers beautifully highlight a racist dogma becoming more and more garbled and incoherent as it is passed along, broken-telephone-style - which reinforces just how ludicrous it all is to begin with.

The filmmakers make a misstep by including a sort of interlude at the midpoint of the film, where they introduce a melodramatically militaristic score and intersperse stock footage of "Mongol Hordes" to emphasize the delusional tone of so many of the paranoid racists they film. Perhaps they were worried that the hate-speech they were filming was so difficult to stomach that the audience might not be able to stick it out and wait to the end of the film for proof that the filmmakers were, indeed, critical of their subjects and not merely providing a mouthpiece for racists.

Timely (timeless?) to watch in an era of rising Islamophobia and as far-right movements gain more and more support across North America and Europe.

1 member likes this review