Angry, White and American - Channel 4
Jenny produced and directed this one-off film - a road trip from Maine to Mississippi. It is a very personal journey for writer and journalist Gary Younge as he explores the mental, emotional and economic state of White America. His encounter with white supremacist Richard Spencer went viral on social media with over 10 million hits before the film even aired: WATCH THE VIRAL VIDEO
An unflinching look at American despair and racial hatred. As nationalism and bigotry increase, Gary Younge’s documentary examines the fractured psyche of white America with grace and insight…a thoughtful, generous-hearted documentary.
Gary Younge does not lack guts. The British journalist has reported from the US for 12 years and has “never seen it this bad”, with one community in particular suffering from existential despair, a drug crisis, radical lack of self-esteem and a loss of identity.
Pick of the Week - Financial Times
Gary Younge takes the US’s raging temperature and finds little cause for optimism. From preposterous white supremacist Richard Spencer to the despondent residents of the rust belt, Younge imbibes a toxic cocktail of identity crisis, economic decline, confusion about the past and dread of the future. Essential viewing.
British journalist’s Richard Spencer interview should be a lesson for American media - a masterclass on how to deal with intellectual dishonesty
White supremacist Richard Spencer comes off looking like a supreme idiot during an interview with a black British journalist. He tries to explain why slavery was good and fails miserably.