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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 23 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2013
Available in French: No

In this Academy Award-nominated short documentary, worlds collide when a former neo-Nazi skinhead and the gay victim of his hate crime attack meet by chance 25 years after the incident that dramatically shaped both of their lives. Together, they embark on a journey of forgiveness that challenges both to grapple with their beliefs and fears, eventually leading to an improbable collaboration...and friendship.
FACING FEAR retraces the haunting accounts of the attack and the startling revelation that brought these men together again. Delving deep into their backgrounds, the roots of the ideologies that shape how they handle the reconciliation process are exposed. Self-doubt, anger and fear are just a few of the emotions they struggle through as they come to terms with their unimaginable situation.

A film by Jason Cohen.
DVD Features
SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, plus scene selection.
"Facing Fear is an incredibly powerful story of forgiveness and hope. This documentary is not only a perfect tool for teaching tolerance, diversity and human relations in the classroom, but also serves as an example to everyone that genuine transformation and reconciliation are possible."  - Jane Gauthier, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University-Los Angeles

Nominated for Best Short Documentary, Academy Awards®
Audience Award, Best Short Documentary, Outfest LA LGBT Film Festival

Screened at:
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
DocuDay Los Angeles
Starz Denver Film Festival
Mill Valley Film Festival
Ashland Independent Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
United Nations Association Film Festival
Irvine International Film Festival
Focus Film Festival
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Louisville LGBT Film Festival
BolderLife Film Festival
Out on Film Festival
Message to Man International Film Festival, Russia
DokuFest, Kosovo
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival
Waterfront Film Festival
OutView Film Festival, Greece
ArcLight Documentary Film Festival
NewFest NY LGBT Film Festival


Excellent 32-page Facilitation and Discussion Guide

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