Looking for a place to talk about docs and the wider world? Join the DocHouse Film Club.
We'll set the date and a simple 'watch list' in advance. You sign up, watch the films and then hop onto Zoom for a conversation with other Film Clubbers on the docs and the matters at hand.
We'll be there to gently guide the session and keep order, but this isn't a Q&A; this is our chance to all talk together, Film Club style.
DOCHOUSE FILM CLUB: ON THE EVE OF THE ELECTION
The results will affect every single one of us, but if you're not a US citizen you don't get a say in who takes the top job. Want to talk it out? The first DocHouse Film Club will be on the eve of the election, focusing on the fight for hearts and minds in the USA.
Film Club Watch List
The Final Year dir. Greg Barker / 2017 / 89 mins
About: It's 2016. The Obama administration are preparing to leave power, and waiting to find out which candidate they will be handing over to. With up close access, The Final Year observes the foreign policy team as they work to cement their gains in international relations and secure their legacy.
The Brink dir. Alison Klayman / 2019 / 92 mins
About: When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump’s inner circle, bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. The Brink follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties.
You can also watch our recorded Q&A with The Guardian associate editor Paul Lewis, hosted by journalist Jenny Kleeman here.
You can find further (non-compulsory!) viewing suggestions, podcast recommendations, and reading material here.