Scene from the documentary "White Noise."

The rise of white nationalism—and the danger it poses—in the United States and abroad will be the subject of an upcoming Zoom discussion organized by Boston College, featuring the director of “White Noise,” a groundbreaking documentary on the subject.

The discussion, which will take place on September 14 from 6-7 p.m., is sponsored by the Boston College Forum on Racial Justice in America and the BC School of Social Work. Daniel Lombroso, who also co-produced the film and was its cinematographer, will join a panel including BCSSW Associate Professor Samuel Bradley Jr.; Usha Tummala-Narra, a professor in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development; and Emily Kaufman, an investigative researcher with the Center on Extremism.

Further details, including the Zoom link, will be available via the Forum on Racial Justice website.

“White Noise,” the first documentary by The Atlantic magazine, is the inside story of the movement that has come to be known as the “alt-right.” Tracking the rise of far-right nationalism by focusing on three of its main proponents, Mike Cernovich, Lauren Southern, and Richard Spencer, the film presents “an urgent warning about the power of extremism, and where it’s going next,” according to its publicists.

Members of the Boston College community will be able to view “White Noise” through University Libraries prior to the September 14 discussion. Access the full documentary here.

“White Noise” is the feature-film debut for Lombroso, whose short documentaries have explored Russian espionage, the Israeli-settlement movement, and far-right Christian media, among other subjects. He has reported across the U.S. as well as in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. 

The Boston College Forum on Racial Justice in America was founded in 2020 as part of efforts by the University to address issues of race and racism in the U.S. During its first year, the forum organized or co-organized a Service of Hope and Reconciliation, a “Solidarity for Racial Justice” walk and rally, and lectures and discussions on such topics as environmental racism, racial justice and democratic citizenship, Black Lives Matter in the age of COVID, and the effects of racial trauma.

University Communications | September 2021