In light of discussion swirling around diversity at the Oscars and the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin still lingering in the national memory, race is very much a lightning rod. Should you believe extremist thought and behavior is waning, the upcoming documentary “Welcome To Leith” tells a particularly unsettling story of hate. Today we have an exclusive poster and a clip from the film premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
Directors Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker turn their camera toward Leith, North Dakota where in the fall of 2012, one Craig Cobb moved into a tiny town with grand plans to buy up plots of land, take over the local government and establish a white supremacist haven. Joining him was follower Kynan Dutton, and as you’ll see in the scene below, from his facial hair to the plethora of flags on his front lawn, he makes no apologies for his views, which he tries to twist around in the language of civil rights.
“Welcome To Leith” will have its first screening at Sundance on Monday, January 26th. Watch below and check out the illustrated one-sheet.