European Extremists

All over Europe nationalist, populist and xenophobic movements are becoming significant political forces. Some are even gaining enough support to win seats in parliament. The defence of one cultural identity, the fight against multiculturalism and discrediting Islam; these groups have the same aims but not the same methods.

We go to France where the Bloc Identitaire are utilising modern technology to spread their message of hate and fear. Across the channel, the English Defence League draw crowds of screaming, beer swigging, often violent, supporters, all seemingly oblivious to the irony that they have become the type of fundamentalists they profess to hate. In Hungary tattooed musclemen carry out patrols of Roma areas, terrorising anyone who crosses their path. Lastly we take a look inside the village in Germany that has been taken over by Neo-Nazis who are nostalgic for the Third Reich.

This investigation traverses Europe and goes into the heart of these organisations to meet their leaders and supporters for a frightening look into what can happen when fear, ignorance and racism combine.


  • Year: 2012
  • Duration: 56 minutes
  • Production: Yemaya Productions
  • Director: Alexandre Spalaikovitch et Laurent Delhomme
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France