Hate Thy Neighbour

Hate Thy Neighbour

Football, Fascists and the Frontline
Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  NITV  |  December 4, 2018

Ukraine is the only country in Europe fighting a bitter war on its own soil. Comedian Jamali Maddix travels there to meet with Azov, a far-right militant group that has risen in legitimacy despite its infamous neo-Nazi background. Jamali spends time with members in the midst of their deadly conflict with pro-Russian separatists, during the week when Azov launch a recognised political party. He's taken on training missions, street marches, military activities, and delves into Azov's grass roots recruiting strategy - from the world of football hooliganism. Through all this, Jamali attempts to gain insight into Ukraine's swastika-adorned national heroes and work on his own knife-throwing skills.

Ukraine is the only country in Europe fighting a bitter war on its own soil. Comedian Jamali Maddix travels there to meet with Azov, a far-right militant group that has risen in legitimacy despite its infamous neo-Nazi background. Jamali spends time with members in the midst of their deadly conflict with pro-Russian separatists, during the week when Azov launch a recognised political party. He's taken on training missions, street marches, military activities, and delves into Azov's grass roots recruiting strategy - from the world of football hooliganism. Through all this, Jamali attempts to gain insight into Ukraine's swastika-adorned national heroes and work on his own knife-throwing skills.

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