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Welcome To Leith

Chronicling the alleged take-over of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb, WELCOME TO LEITH examines a rural community’s struggle for sovereignty against an extremist vision.

Director: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker
Year: 2015
Time: 85 min

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Interview With Filmmakers Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker

“A lot of the national media covered the story too, and so in the edit we tried to put together a first act that really set up a sense of place. It was both a process of trying to play catch up and to appear as seamless as possible.”

Read the full interview here.

Neo-nazi Activity On the Rise In Europe

Neo-Nazi activity and attitudes are becoming more prevalent in European mainstream society, according to the European Network Against Racism,

Continue reading here.

White Supremacist Guest Leads to Heated WELCOME TO LEITH Q&A

“‘I liked your film, but this is disgusting.’

It was a dramatic and confrontational scene at the post-screening Q&A for the documentary WELCOME TO LEITH on Thursday night, as many in the audience turned against the filmmakers and festival staff over the appearance via teleconferencing of one of the film’s subjects, white supremacist Craig Cobb.”

Find out more on the Los Angeles Times.

How America’s Dying White Supremacist Movement is Seizing on Donald Trump’s Appeal

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Whites Projected to Become a US Minority

The nation’s demographics are on a clear trajectory: White people are dying faster than they are being born, which means they are on target to become a minority in the United States in 30 years.

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North Dakota Officials Close Craig Cobb Investigation

State officials have closed their investigation into ten human rights complaints filed by white supremacist Craig Cobb.

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