James Ridgeway

Blood in the Face

A Film by Anne Bohlen, Kevin Rafferty, and James Ridgeway, with interviews by Michael Moore


"Riveting... insidiously spooky... full of outrageous details... first rate journalism."
--Vincent Canby, NEW YORK TIMES

"A gutsy, scary, almost appallingly funny look at the threatning world few of us see, from a vantage point few could imagine."
--LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Forget The Silence of the Lambs--Blood in the Face is definitely the scariest movie of the year. Silence after all, is fiction--Blood is for real."
--NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

"David Duke's entrance into the area of legitimate politics should make one thing clear: the people this movie reveals with such creepy intimacy can't quite be written off as irrelevant fanatics."
--ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

"Blending archival and interview footage, Blood in the Face is a close-up examination of the emergence of far-right-wing groups in the United States in the early '90s. The film takes its title from the central myth of these groups, that because only whites can blush, only they feel shame, and therefore only they are human. In a series of amazing interviews, members of the Ku Klux Klan, the American Nazi Party, and the Posse Commitatus reveal the frighteningly over-rationalized logic behind their beliefs. 'The Russians and Chinese are amassing tanks at the Mexican border' and 'The men behind the Holocaust were Jews' are two of the more preposterous claims recorded by the film. While it's an investigation of the people behind the political power of politicians like David Duke, the film is also a study of how people are overtaken by hate and fear. The result is an essential and powerful documentary."
--Brian Whitener, ALL MOVIE GUIDE

Selected Works

Articles
Medicare's Poison Pill
Remember Bush's signature health care initiative? My life depends on it—and that's not very reassuring.
In Search of John Doe No. 2
The story the Feds never told about the Oklahoma City bombing
Books
The 5 Unanswered Questions About 9/11
What the 9/11 Report Failed to Tell Us
It's All for Sale
The Control of Global Resources
Blood in the Face
The Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, Nazi Skinheads, and the Rise of a New White Culture
Films
Blood in the Face
A film by Anne Bohlen, Kevin Rafferty, and James Ridgeway
Feed
A Comedy About Running for President by Kevin Rafferty and James Ridgeway