Hate Crimes in the Heartland
Directed and Produced by Rachel Lyon
Hate Crimes in the Heartland portrays the epidemic of hate crimes through the lens of two distinct crimes that took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma: The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot and the 2012 Good Friday Murders. The film reveals the role of the media- then and now-in controlling both public opinion and the justice system. Tulsa serves as a microcosm of America's obsession with media, race, crime and punishment with compelling stories over a 90 year period.