FAIR Film Festival 2021

The 2021 FAIR Film Festival has ended.

The Films:

How Jack Became Black

This groundbreaking documentary opens simply: a multiracial father is stunned when his mixed race son is denied enrollment to an elementary school for refusing to check a “race box.” Why did race matter so much? To find out, the father journeys into uncharted territory where he takes on identity politics and the result is an emotional, unbiased look at race that Adam Carolla called “eye-opening.”

Accidental Courtesy

Musician Daryl Davis has an unusual hobby. He’s played all over the world with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but it’s what Daryl does in his free time that sets him apart. Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan—something few black men can say. In his travels, he’s collected robes and other artifacts from friends who have left the Klan, building a collection piece by piece, story by story, person by person in hopes of eventually opening a “Museum of the Klan”. In Accidental Courtesy, Daryl’s journey takes him across the country, from DC to California, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Alabama, from old friends who have left the Klan, to friends still active in the organization, including a current Imperial Wizard of the KKK. In an age of digital disconnection, Daryl’s method is rooted in personal interaction and we as viewers reap the rewards.

Witness Project

Witness Project is a short documentary series created in partnership with Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) that records the experiences of a number of individuals who were – and in some cases still are – victims of persecution by collectivist regimes in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Witness Project aims to cultivate empathy and understanding from a wider audience that may be unfamiliar with the history of collectivist tyranny, dramatizing each witness’s experience and wisdom in an easily understood personal narrative. Director Hawk Jensen has found that this approach is much more effective at drawing viewers into the reality of these stories rather than numbing the audience with a catalog of unspeakable horrors from yesteryear that may shock but ultimately are so outside viewers’ personal experiences that they fail to truly inform the audience’s worldviews. The three Witness Project episodes featured in the FAIR film festival are Witness Project: China featuring Anastasia Lin, Witness Project: Cuba featuring Rosa María Payá, and Witness Project: Albania featuring Elida Dakoli. These episodes reflect the stress and sacrifice families must endure together at the hands of closed societies. 

Better Left Unsaid

The premise behind Better Left Unsaid lies in the unconfined analysis of the often violent extremism of today’s Western political landscape. As liberal democracy becomes increasingly challenged in the West, we expose the dangerous tactics employed by the radical-left and far-right, alike. In a world where political polarization frames the way in which we live, a new path forward of unity is needed more than ever before. The value of the film lies in its impact, brevity and digestibility — as we confront the philosophical underpinnings of the radical left and their extreme right counterpart.

The Woke Reformation

There has been a new reformation of public thought, and it needs to be understood and dismantled. The Woke Reformation is a documentary series for those concerned about the new cultish religion of Wokeness.  The series will help people understand the origins of Woke ideology, why it has spread so rapidly, and what everyone can do to push back.

The series is dedicated to Peter Boghossian, and features people like him, Helen Pluckrose, James Lindsay, Douglas Murray, Asra Nomani and more.