IDFA has added 70 news documentary films to the 2019 lineup, along with a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award for filmmaker Jørgen Leth.
The Brink (2019)
NAME OF FILM: THE BRINK (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Alison Klayman
STARRING: Stephen K. Bannon, Louis Aliot, Sean Bannon
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: 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, and for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post – though some say he still has a direct line to the White House – he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement. The Brink follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. To maintain his power and influence, the former Goldman Sachs banker and media investor reinvents himself – as he has many times before – this time as the self-appointed leader of a global populist movement. Keen manipulator of the press and gifted self-promoter, Bannon continues to draw headlines and protests wherever he goes, feeding the powerful myth on which his survival relies.
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The Brink is a startling new documentary that follows former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon as he takes his effort to spread extreme nationalism from the U.S. to the rest of the world.
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