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This Land Is My Land
“What the hell happened to my country?” After Donald Trump’s election, this is a burning question for Susanne Brandstätter, an American filmmaker who’s lived most her life in Austria. With the critical distance of a European and an insider’s eye, she gets close to Trump voters in Ohio: a microcosm of a deeply divided USA. Showing striking parallels to Europe, the documentary explores polarization and why people stick to their political opinions – no matter what. Is there no way out?
|Editing:||Susanne Brandstätter, Michaela Müllner|
Susanne Brandstätter Filmproduktion
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«Don’t argue, listen!»
Susanne Brandstätter was among the many people for whom 9 November 2016 brought a rude awakening. She too had been planning to watch Hillary Clinton's acceptance address early that morning, only to discover that the country of her birth had chosen Donald Trump as the 58th President of the USA. On the day of his inauguration two months later the filmmaker was already in the swing state of Ohio, to capture the euphoria among Trump voters and ask them about their motives. THIS LAND IS MY LAND is a film that listens.