Our Heritage Is at Stake: On the Campaign Trail with David Duke

Candidate and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, whose philosophies are embraced by some on the Republican Right, takes to the campaign trail.

Premiere Date
March 1, 2001
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call

Stephen Tyler

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The Film

Our Heritage Is at Stake chronicles former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke's unsuccessful 1996 run for U.S. Senator from Louisiana. Granted unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the campaign, filmmaker Stephen Tyler follows Duke from the bayous south of New Orleans to the rolling hills of rural Louisiana in the three weeks before the election. The result is an often chilling portrait of a man considered to be one of the most controversial — if not dangerous — figure in contemporary American politics.