Denis McWilliams – Editor – ‘KKK: The Fight For White Supremacy’ (BBC 3)
Denis McWilliams edited ‘KKK: The Fight For White Supremacy’ which has been BBC3’s highest rating documentary of 2015. With 907,000 viewers, the doc shocked an audience twice the size of the channel’s slot average for the past 12 months. The documentary has surpassed the 838,000 that watched ‘Bangkok Airport’ in January, which Denis also worked on.
Film-maker Dan Murdoch travelled to the deep south of America to North Carolina where he met the leaders of the Loyal White Knights, who claim to be the largest Klan chapter, to witness first-hand their secretive rituals and hear about why their members choose to wear the infamous hood. America’s most infamous supremacist group – the Ku Klux Klan – says they are in the midst of a revival, with a surge in membership and cross burnings across the Deep South.
The film follows events as protests erupt and Black Power groups, including the New Black Panthers, take to the streets to preach their own agenda of black supremacy. And when the Ku Klux Klan and the New Black Panthers organise rival protests in the South Carolina capital, the two extreme visions of America violently come face to face. A shockingly insightful look into the white supremacist group.
Editor: Denis McWilliams
Production Company: BBC