Director - Producer - Cinematographer - Editor Produced by Nehad Khader
In 2015, the community of Islamberg discovered that a Tennessee minister was plotting to attack the village and murder the town's residents. Why have Americans heard nothing about this terror plot, and why has the safety of this community been ignored?
Documentary short - 20 minutes - 2018 - The Guardian
Director - Producer - Editor - Cinematographer
On April 10th 2015, the FBI quietly arrested Robert Doggart, a white, 63-year-old Christian minister after they discovered he was plotting 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 discussed firebombing a mosque and a school in the village, and using assault rifles and a machete to murder the residents.
No terror charges were brought against Doggart. No national news outlets covered his arrest; one month after he was taken into custody, a 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, the media’s role in exacerbating terrorist threats, and the failure of our society to protect vulnerable communities from racist attacks.
Producer: Nehad Khader
Executive Producers: Charlie Phillips, Lindsay Poulton (for The Guardian) Rebecca Lichtenfeld (for Bertha Foundation)
Consulting Producers: Christopher St. John, Pascale Boucicaut