Oscar-winning producer Gerald Molen says the doc aims to show “exactly where the Democratic party came from.”
Gerald Molen, the Oscar-winning producer of Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park and other blockbuster films, is perhaps better known these days for executive producing Dinesh D’Souza’s documentaries, 2016: Obama’s America and America: Imagine a World Without Her.
He is executive producing D’Souza’s next film, Hillary’s America, which should be released near the end of July, coinciding with the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The film’s trailer was revealed this weekend at CPAC, a large gathering of conservatives, and it immediately became controversial for its display of racist imagery. Molen discussed the trailer with The Hollywood Reporter.
Why are there images of the KKK and slavery in a documentary about Hillary Clinton?
To show exactly where the Democratic party came from. Democrats don’t want to talk about it. They like to say racism was the fault of Republicans. That is pure bullshit — excuse me — you can tell I get emotional about this. They don’t teach the history of Democrats and slavery. Students know nothing about history, nothing about America. They don’t know 600,000 people died in the Civil War, most of them trying to protect black Americans from Democrats who supported slavery.
There are also scenes of D’Souza in prison, but that’s not real footage of him in the halfway house, is it?
No. They’re scenes about hypocrisy. Why would they excuse Harry Reid, for example, for taking money from his campaign finance fund but go after Dinesh D’Souza for giving money to a woman running for Hillary Clinton’s former Senate seat? That’s hypocrisy, and the film builds that up. I don’t even know if what I said about Reid will be in the film, it’s just one of many examples I thought of. I hope it’s in there.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter