Based on a true story, “The Best of Enemies” centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971.
During their weeks together, Ann and C.P form a bond that will last a lifetime as they realize that despite their many differences, they serve the same God and share the same dream for their families.
The clip below features Academy Award-nominee, Taraji P. Henson who stars as “Ann Atwater,” and Academy Award-winner, Sam Rockwell who stars as “C.P Ellis” discussing their respective characters. Audio footage from Atwater and Ellis themselves, showcasing their unforeseen friendship, is also included.