Former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón introduces “Light in the Darkness” at the SF screening and community discussion during a 2018 UAH Week screening.
Not In Our Town Films feature dedicated people standing up to hate and provide roadmaps for community action. Below are 10 films that are available to communities to screen for free during United Against Hate Week, November 14-20, 2021. (Download a PDF of the list.)
Please register using the Free NIOT Film Request Form and we will send you a link to the film or an MP4 for a Zoom event.
For a larger selection, please visit our Film Archive, to access over 200 short and feature-length films, to purchase films, and for links to film screening kits. Additional films are available on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/theworkinggroup
Light in the Darkness
Not In Our Town: Light In The Darkness follows a community in crisis after the fatal attack of a local immigrant resident. Stunned by the violence, diverse community stakeholders openly confront the crime and the divisive atmosphere, and commit to ongoing actions to prevent future hate crimes and intolerance. (30 minutes)
Waking in Oak Creek
Not In Our Town: Waking in Oak Creek reveals the powerful and inspiring response of a community in the year after deadly hate crime shootings at The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. (34 minutes)
After an African-American family's home is set on fire, local community members rally to respond to the threat of hate. (13 minutes)
A Prosecutor's Stand
The film raises awareness about the importance of reporting and prosecuting hate as a San Francisco Assistant District Attorney brings hate crime charges against perpetrators who brutally attack a Mayan dishwasher, an African-American homeless man, and a transgender woman. (21 minutes)
Not In Our Town: Billings, MT
The PBS film that launched the Not In Our Town Movement: in Billings, Montana, townspeople of all races and religions find common ground against hate-based attacks against African-American, Native American and Jewish families and congregations. (25 minutes)
Crisis of Hate, Call for Response
A brief overview of hate crimes and the challenges communities face in prosecuting the crimes, responding in support of victims, and taking action to prevent hate crimes from occuring. (6 minutes)
Leaving a Positive Footprint
For Schools: A middle school teacher explores the impact of bullying and ways to be an upstander. Students invent the "Leaving a Positive Footprint" activity, where the pupils paint footprints with positive messages on school pathways. (6 minutes)
Facing the Change: Mississippi
At the University of Mississippi, a segregationist chant and Ku Klux Klan rally threaten to divide the campus community, but student leaders and their chancellor take a stand against hate and intolerance. Many conflicts over the legacy of slavery and the Confederacy have occurred since this program was produced in 2010. (11 minutes)
San Leandro Stands Against AAPI Hate
As hate incidents targeting Asians rose by over 200% in the San Francisco East Bay community of San Leandro, local activists and leaders came together to show solidarity with the Asian community on May 16, 2021. (3 minutes)
Summer of Hate, Season of Healing
In 1999, three synagogues in Sacramento, CA were firebombed and soon after the arsonists traveled to Redding, where they murdered a gay couple. Hundreds in the community come together to make a public stand against hate crimes. (17 minutes)
We hope you will consider screening a NIOT Film as you plan your UAH Week activities. Please register using the Free NIOT Film Request Form and we will send you a link to the film or an MP4 for a Zoom event!