Review: ‘Silhouette City’ Captures Essence of Christian Right as Supremacist Political Movement

It is the mark of a truly outstanding documentary that it can survive the test of a fast-changing political and religious landscape and remain relevant and even transcendent. There have been many superb documentaries in the last few years about religion and politics, but my own personal opinion is that Michael W. Wilson’s Silhouette City stands above the pack, and for one overriding reason – Wilson’s deep understanding of the dynamic in which the militant, militia-movement grounded Christian right of the 1980’s has morphed into a political movement that has penetrated the highest reaches of American governmental and military structures.

 

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