A video about diversity.
produced by Mark Birnbaum Productions, Inc.
production date: 1992
A touching plea for tolerance and understanding, Hate Mail chronicles radio talk show host Bob Ray Sander’s search for truth as he confronts the racist sentiments he finds each day in his listener mail.
Interviews with Ku Klux Klan members weave together with stories told by African Americans about the daily burden of racism.
Hate Mail is lifted by its maker’s forceful belief in the healing power of dialogue. This video is invaluable in situations where issues of racial diversity are being considered and discussed. Audiences seem compelled to bring forth their feelings and experience after viewing Hate Mail.
The American Film Institute’s National Video Festival
The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
The Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Video Festival
The EarthPeace International Film Festival
what people say about HATE MAIL
—Ft. Worth Star Telegram
“Jarring... we see them (the KKK) for what they are—ignorant, yet dangerous, simpletons.”
—The Dallas Morning News
“...is lifted by its maker’s forceful belief in the healing power of dialogue...a touching plea for tolerance and understanding.”
—The Dallas Observer
“...brought together the most diverse audience we have ever had for any one program. It promoted frank and open discussion, a two-way dialogue in a city that is ripe with racial tension.”
—Melissa Berry, Special Program Director,
Dallas Museum of Art
“...will make a positive contribution to the training of personnel and towards reducing racial crimes.”
—Arthur E. Gerringer
District Attorney’s Office, Brownwood, Texas
“It points clearly to the painful feelings caused by racism and its long-term impact on individuals.”
—Donna Barron, Personnel Director,
City of Lewisville, Texas