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I’m one of the most famous racists in the world. Don’t tell me about winning people over!” This is how Craig Cobb, a famous white supremacist, admonishes one of the farmers who dares oppose him when he attempts to settle in their community. Cobb’s capacity to gain followers and thus surround himself with other extremists is precisely the reason why the people from Leith, North Dakota, are so vehemently opposed to his decision to buy land in their community and offer it to members of various neo-Nazi communities. Documenting the process through which people are joining forces in order to lawfully fight against Cobb turning Leith into his general headquarters is at the core of this urgent thriller about extremism on the rise and the limits of justice.  

awards and festivals

2015: Sundance IFF – Jury Prize Nominee

2015: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival - Filmmaker to Filmmaker Award

2015: Ashland Independent FF – Best Editing Award

2015: RiverRun IFF – Special Jury Prize  


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