The Best of Enemies

The film is based on a true story told in Osha Gray Davidson’s book ‘The Best Of Enemies: Race And Redemption In The New South’. Ann Atwater is a fierce civil rights activist in Durham, North Carolina. For a decade it fought with its sworn enemy C.P. Ellis, the Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan of Durham. Their fiefdom stopped abruptly in 1971. After a decree ordered by the school segregation judge that threw the city into chaos, Atwater and Ellis reluctantly agreed to co-chair an intense two-week meeting with the community to search to reach a compromise. The extraordinary events that followed have forever changed Durham, and the lives of Atwater and Ellis.

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