Fusion, Univision to Simulcast Documentary

By Mark Joyella 

In a first for both networks, Univision and Fusion will simulcast a documentary, Hate Rising, Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET. The film is reported by Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos and directed by filmmaker Catherine Tambini.

“Fear and hate have always existed, but the increasing divisiveness we see playing out in Americans’ everyday lives and across social platforms means that we need to focus a lot more on achieving a more civil, public discourse,” said Univision chief content officer Isaac Lee. “Words and messages matter and hopefully by this film shining a spotlight on some of the darkest parts of our culture and society, we will all take a constructive step forward to face some uncomfortable truths and challenges and how to solve them.”

Hate Rising was produced by Univision Story House in association with Fusion, and was released theatrically in Los Angeles on October 14 and in New York on October 21.

The film will air Sunday night in both English and Spanish, and deals with “the astonishing and very concerning rise of hate in America,” from the Ku Klux Klan to the Alt-Right movement–and the increase in threatening rhetoric being used in public on the campaign trail, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has dubbed “The Trump Effect.”