The Centre for Hate Studies

Our films

Revisiting the Harms of Hate

A decade on from the original film, ‘Revisiting the Harms of Hate’ features the voices of people typically considered as members of ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, or perhaps more pertinently ‘easy to ignore’. Four victims share their experiences of hate and harassment and explore how they have been affected by the events of an extraordinary decade.

Hate crimes have escalated over the past ten years, with hostile attitudes, divisive politics, online toxicity and continued cuts to services all reinforcing the huge challenges facing those who are targeted simply because of who they are or what they look like. But as well as showcasing these challenges, the film identifies steps that all of us can take to stop the hate. We can all make a difference.

The Harms of Hate

This short film, 'The Harms of Hate', showcases the stories of seven people who have been victimised for different reasons and in a variety of ways.

The film highlights a number of themes, including:

  • The range of people affected by hate incidents
  • The different forms that hate incidents can take
  • The impact that hate incidents have on victims, their families and wider communities
  • The advice that these victims would offer to people suffering from similar experiences

The film has been shown in schools, colleges and universities, and used in training by criminal justice practitioners, educators and healthcare professionals around the world.

I Can’t Ignore Hate: Can You?

This animated film, which was produced in association with Seed Creativity, showcases the stories of four hate crime victims whose experiences have been made worse when witnesses have walked on by or ignored their suffering without offering to help. Hate crimes often take place in everyday locations: in public streets, in supermarkets, on public transport. For victims, seeing bystanders rushing past or turning a blind eye can contribute to a heightened sense of victimisation and isolation.

We all have a collective responsibility to do whatever we can to challenge hate and prejudice. Rather than placing the responsibility to report on the individual victim, this animated film has been created to highlight practical, safe and straightforward steps that we can take to offer support.

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