The unsettling underpinning of Welcome to Leith is how we wrestle with our democratic principles when they’re pushed to the limit. The film is released on DVD on 21st March.
The film tells the story of the tiny prairie town of Leith, North Dakota, who saw its population of 24 grow by one. The newcomer was Craig Cobb, a notorious white supremacist. Quietly snapping up plots of land, he planned to take over the town government and establish Cobbsville, a haven for white separatists.
In organizing a rally of supremacists and neo-Nazis and courting them to take up residence, Cobb does not endear himself to Leith. As his behaviour becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbour.
This chronicle of a rural community’s struggle for sovereignty amidst extremism quite cleverly maneuvers us into an uncomfortable confrontation with our own values. Like the residents, we feel our anger escalate, but as disturbing and hateful as his racist attitudes are, Cobb is afforded certain protections under the law.
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