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Documentary
Exit - Leaving Extremism Behind

Exit - Leaving Extremism Behind
Photo (detail): © Sant&Usant Film

85 Min. | Norway, Germany, Sweden 2018
Director: Karen Winther | Language: German, English, Norwegian, Swedish

Paralleling her own past as part of a violent right-wing organization with the experiences of other former extremists, filmmaker Karen Winther explores what makes someone join Neo-Nazi, Jihadists or other hate groups, and what makes them decide to leave. Winther examines how and why some radicalized people, when confronted with the realization that everything they once firmly believed is wrong, gather the courage to embark on extraordinary journeys to turn their lives around.
 
Exit is a personal and urgent look at the ways people legitimize hatred and the threats they face when they attempt to leave their radicalized worlds behind.
 

A complex and nuanced picture of extremism and the way out.

Modern Times Review

 

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Award

DOK Leipzig 2018:
Winner of the Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize

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