WHITE FRIGHT

                                                Director - Producer - Cinematographer - Editor                                               Produced by Nehad Khader

                 In 2015, the community of Islamberg discovered that a Tennessee minister named                                             Robert Doggart was planning to attack their village and murder them.                              Why have Americans heard nothing about this terrorist plot?

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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