Byron Allen snags distribution for Healing from Hate

Freestyle Digital Media, the on demand and theatrical distribution division of Byron Allen’s global media company Entertainment Studios has secured U.S. distribution rights for the documentary Healing from Hate and will release it on demand January 22, 2021. The critically acclaimed doc recently premiered at DOC NYC. 

With violent extremism on the rise, Healing from Hate examines the root causes of hate group activity through the bold work of those battling intolerance on the front lines. Documenting a stunning year of hatred in America, the film follows ex-neo-Nazis and Skinheads in their work to de-radicalize White Nationalists, and heal communities torn apart by racism – a deep dive into what is needed to return meaning, identity and tolerance to a generation of disenfranchised white men.

“Making Healing from Hate was a powerful experience for our entire team,” stated filmmaker Peter Hutchison. “It’s been an honor to work with and learn from such an inspiring and courageous group of people. In the midst of dark and unsettling times they’ve provided a hopeful way forward.  I believe this film captures their crucial message around compassion and tolerance. We are grateful to Freestyle for helping us spread its message.” 

“In a year filled with tumultuous race relations and a world in need of some true healing we are proud to be a part of bringing this documentary to audiences,” stated Freestyle Digital Media’s Director of Acquisitions, Caleb Ward. The distribution deal was negotiated by Ward with the team at Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers. 

Peter Hutchison (Requiem for the American Dream) directed Healing from Hate, inspired by the best-selling book by Michael Kimmel. Hutchison produced the film alongside Big Tent Production partners David Kuhn and Lucas Sabean (Devil Put the Coal in the Ground). Lucas Sabean is the Editor. The film was written by Peter Hutchison with David Kuhn. 


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