TIFF - Goethe Films: Exiting Extremism
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Outrage, hatred, excess — exit? What draws or drives people to the radical fringes of expression and action, what can get them out? At a time when authoritarian tendencies are making their way into politics in many countries, with extremist movements attracting a motley crew of followers –male, female, political, religious, opportunist– what can be done to counteract the lure of the pied pipers and (re-)integrate former fanatics into civil society?
GOETHE FILMS offers a recent feature and two documentaries, with filmmaker and expert introductions, and a further watch list, to shine a light on the dangers of violent intolerance and the dangers of turning a blind eye.
Presented by the Goethe-Institut Toronto.