Now streaming: Wouldn’t you love to know why we hate?

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Now streaming: Wouldn’t you love to know why we hate?

Six-part Discovery series on Showmax sets out to answer the question: ‘Where does hate come from?’

Vianne Venter

“Humans have an unparalleled ability to love and cooperate. So why do we sometimes act cruel and hateful? Not just as individuals, but as whole communities or nations. Hate breeds bullying, social injustice, violence, war, even genocide and mass murder.” These are the opening words of Why We Hate, a six-part Discovery series on Showmax that sets out to answer the question: “Where does hate come from?”

Why We Hate has a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Wall Street Journal calls it “startling, and humbling, especially in its representation of human nature as a force almost beyond human control”.

Tackling topics from school shootings and hate crimes to fanaticism in sports, politics and religions to the influence of social media in feeding our prejudices, the series speaks to experts as well as to the victims and perpetrators of hate. ..

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