Documenting Politics in the Trump Years

Documenting Politics in the Trump Years


Heather Courtney

Quincy Hill Films

Matthew Dowd

ABC News

Paul Stekler

UT Austin Radio-Television-Film Department

As the Trump years begin and our politics seems unhinged to previous norms, what different strategies might documentary filmmakers pursue between polemics and attempting the appeal across red and blue lines. Are broadly appealing films even possible in a deeply divided nation? How do pundits and filmmakers make sense of the circus?

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Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate