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A Documentary Filmmaker Tries to Understand a Neo-Nazi's Perspective

Director Winifried Bonengal made the film "Profession: Neo Nazi," which follows Ewald Althans, a rising leader on Germany's neo-nazi scene. Althans is different from the stereotypical neo-nazi: intelligent, successful and well-dressed. The move ignited one of the fiercest debates on documentary film making in Germany's history. It was barred from many states and the distributor was forced to withdraw it from circulation.


Other segments from the episode on April 12, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 12, 1995: Interview with Tim Roth; Interview with Winifried Bonengel; Tribute to Rachid Baba Ahmed and Selena.


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