Emmy Nominated Film 'Hate Among Us' Tackles The Rise Of Anti-Semitism Worldwide
Given the typical roster of Daytime Emmy Award nominated shows announced in May to coincide with the 47th annual telecast – talk, game, court and daytime dramas, in particular – one nominated entry that dares to be different is documentary Hate Among Us from Associated Television International (ATI) and Popstar TV.
From executive producers David McKenzie, Dean Cain, Montel Williams and Sergey Sarkisov, Hate Among Us tracks the origins of hate crimes against members of the Jewish faith; under the leadership of Adolf Hitler to present day; from Europe to the United States and throughout the world; and told from the perspective of individuals of all faiths. Included is travel show personality Laura McKenzie, who is also an executive producer.
The film, which includes interviews with the family members of Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who was murdered in her Paris apartment in 2018 in an anti-Semitic hate crime, has been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Special Class Special and Outstanding Directing Special Class.
"For Hate Among Us to be recognized by the Emmys is nothing short of extraordinary," said Dean Cain, who in 2017 also co-executive produced ATI documentary Architects of Denial alongside McKenzie, Williams and Sarkisov. The film shed light on the controversial Armenian Genocide, which is still not fully recognized.
"Our goal in making Hate Among Us was to educate people about anti-Semitism," noted Cain. "And by shining a light on the issue, we can hopefully finally put an end to it."
"After the broadcast of our TV Special Architects of Denial, the response from the community about this inhumanity proves that this topic is very important to many people as well as being very relevant," said Sergey Sarkisov. Mr. Sarkisov is the first Armenian citizen ever to be nominated as executive producer of a program for the Daytime Emmys.
"I do believe that Hate Among Us contributes to the proper understanding and empathy that any kind of national, racial or religious hate continues to be an existing danger, and every human, including humanity itself, can be a target," he said.