"Stranger at the Gate" Film Screening and Discussion
After 25 years of service, U.S. Marine Mac McKinney returned home to Indiana filled with an all-consuming rage and hatred toward the people he had been fighting against overseas.
Still fueled by his desire to fight for his country, McKinney makes a violent plan to bomb the local mosque. But when he comes face to face with the community of Afghan refugees and others of Muslim faith, his plan and life take an unexpected turn.
This documentary film explores the dynamics of patriotism, humanity and redemption. Following the film screening will be a panel discussion with Director Joshua Seftel, Bibi Bahrami and Mac McKinney.
The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
Welcome and Introduction by Carrie Lozano
Documentary Filmmaker; Journalist; Director, International Documentary Association’s Enterprise Documentary and Pare Lorentz Funds; Lecturer, University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism
Founder and President, Awaken
Richard “Mac” McKinney
Former U.S. Marine
Director and Producer, Stranger at the Gate
Staff Reporter, Pro Publica—Moderator
5:30 p.m. doors open & check-in
6 p.m. film screening
6:30 p.m. discussion
(all times PST)