Toronto Docs Tackle Politics and Current Affairs

  • Variety
Toronto Docs Tackle Politics and Current Affairs
It’s been close to two years since the 2016 presidential election and although a few documentaries about President Trump have been released, including Jack Bryan’s “Active Measures” and Maxim Pozdorovkin’s “Our New President,” there has yet to be a seminal film about the making of America’s 45th president.

Until Tiff 2018.

This year’s fest nonfiction lineup features a crop of powerful films from veteran doc directors that explore not only the rise of Trump, but also the people responsible for his success. People such as Steve Bannon and Roger Ailes.

“It makes sense that we’re seeing films directly reflective of the 2016 election now, two years later,” said Tiff documentary programmer Thom Powers. “I think two years is the kind of typical gestation period for filmmakers to really pull off a great documentary.”

Powers was referring to the cluster of docus that tackle and reflect upon America
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