A Fox News inspired plot to massacre innocent men, women and children.
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On April 10th 2015, the FBI quietly arrested Robert Doggart, a white, 63-year-old Christian minister and failed Congressional candidate after discovering his plans to lead ten men in a terrorist attack against Islamberg, a small African-American Muslim community in upstate New York.

Inspired by Fox News claims that the community was a terror training camp, Doggart spent months planning to firebomb a mosque and a school in the village, and use assault rifles and machetes to murder the residents.

 "Don't want to have to kill children," Doggart told an FBI informant. "But there's always collateral damage."

No national news outlet covered Doggart's arrest. Despite his ideologically-motivated plans, no terror charges were brought against him. One month after he was taken into custody a Tennessee judge released him on bail. 

As Doggart's case goes before an all-white jury, WHITE FRIGHT cross-examines the US’s segregated system of national security and the failure of our society to protect vulnerable communities from racist attacks. 

Team

 
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DAVID FELIX SUTCLIFFE (Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer)

Emmy-Award winning director David Felix Sutcliffe is an independent documentary filmmaker whose work investigates the gap between American principles and policy. His most recent film (T)ERROR (PBS/Netflix 2016), co-directed with Lyric R. Cabral, is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. It won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and received a 2017 Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Documentary. He was awarded the Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award in 2015 by the International Documentary Association. Other credits include the Sundance Award-winning CRIME + PUNISHMENT (Hulu/IFC Films, Consulting Producer), QUEST (POV, Consulting Producer) and ADAMA (PBS, Director/Producer). He is a former fellow of the Sundance Edit Lab and the Sundance Creative Producing Lab and is currently a Soros Equality Fellow and a Pew Fellow

 

 

 

NEHAD KHADER (Producer)

To capture the scope of her work, Nehad Khader considers herself to be a cultural historian. She is a filmmaker, curator, editor, and writer whose work in film informs her work as a historian and vice versa. Trained in media and literature by Black and Palestinian creators, Nehad believes in art that carries aesthetic excellence as well as social and political significance. She is senior program manager at Philly’s BlackStar Film Festival and served as the curator of DC’s Palestinian Film & Arts Festival for six years until transitioning into an advisory role. She also serves as the managing editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies. In addition to producing, Nehad is directing her debut film,  that aim to create new images and discourses about Muslims and Arabs, contributing to a long-existing canon of films by and about the communities they depict. Nehad is a 2017 Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow and a 2017 Leeway Transformation Award winner.

 

 

 

 

RASHID ZAKAT (Cinematographer)

Rashid Zakat is a filmmaker living in Philadelphia. He makes short films, takes pictures and sometimes designs websites. He listens to a lot of music, hosts a few events with friends and does bad rapper impersonations. He really likes Instagram, Tumblr and VSCo. Check out Negroes of New York.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALEXANDRIA FULLER (Co-Producer)

Alexandria Fuller is painting a new picture of reality. As a visual storyteller she is focused on social justice and culture. She is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. Alexandria graduated from Spelman College in May 2016 with a B.A. in English. She served as co-chair for UC Berkeley's National Association of Black Journalists Chapter, and was recently awarded NABJ's Acel Moore Scholarship for Community Journalism. Her work has appeared in California Magazine, Oakland North, and Richmond Confidential. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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