Reviewed by: Samuel Chetty
Who is Dinesh D’Souza? (Wikipedia)
CHARACTER—Does character matter in political leaders? Answer
VOTING—Do Christians have an obligation to vote? Answer
Morality—What part should morality play in politics? Answer
Does the Bible condone slavery? Answer
|Featuring:|| Dinesh D’Souza … Himself
Jonah Goldberg … Himself
Andrea Cohen … Margaret Sanger
Peter Schweizer … Himself
Mikaela Krantz … Young Hillary Clinton
Carol Swain … Herself
Rebekah Turner … Hillary Clinton
Jayvaugn Brown … Young Barack Obama
Richard L. Olsen … Sen. Charles Sumner
Stuart Glass … Saul Alinsky
Marc Jeffreys … Frank Nitti
Michael Clemmons … President Barack Obama
Howard Goldwaite … President Andrew Jackson
Stephen Loftin … Young Saul Alinsky
Gidget Taylor (Alesia Gidget Taylor) … Ida B. Wells
Don Taylor … President Abraham Lincoln
Sean McGraw … President Lyndon B. Johnson
William Arthur Jenkins … President Woodrow Wilson
Eric Vale … President William McKinley
Kevin Krank … President Bill Clinton
John Joslin … Young Bill Clinton
|Director:||Dinesh D’Souza—“America: Imagine the World Without Her,” “2016: Obama’s America”
|Producer:||D’Souza Media Corporation|
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“Hillary’s America” is a documentary directed by Dinesh D’Souza and Bruce Schooley that examines the history of the Democratic Party, including its past presidents and supportive organizations. The movie confronts the prevalent claim that the Democratic Party has long advocated equal rights and economic advancement for all races. This contemporary perception is contrasted with evidence of racism in the party’s history. The movie takes viewers from the early 19th century to the present to investigate how Democrats’ policies originated.
The documentary examines the relationships of different demographics to the two major political parties. It shows how many Democrats supported slavery in the lead-up to the Civil War, and that the opposition to slavery in that era came predominantly from Republicans. As a result, blacks were generally aligned with Republicans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The movie depicts the Ku Klux Klan forming during that same era as a Democrat-affiliated organization created to persecute blacks in order to stop their rising political power in the Republican Party.
The concept of progressivism is analyzed from a historical standpoint. In contrast to the widely held belief that progressive policies promote human rights and economic advancement, the documentary contends that the real intent of progressive policies is suppression by the government through social engineering. The movie depicts Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, and the community organizing movement, as using social and economic advancement as pretenses to attract minority voters, while actually intending to perpetuate economic and racial inequality to keep people dependent on the government for aid.
The documentary also looks into the history of Planned Parenthood and the philosophies of its founder, Margaret Sanger. It depicts her support for birth control in connection with eugenics and highlights the racist views she expressed. The documentary makes its case against modern Democrats by pointing out their influence from progressive activists who supported the manipulation of society through government programs.
The content of “Hillary’s America” is structured and presented very well, with reenactments of historical scenes that seem quite believable. I consider this documentary’s strongest point to be its argument against the notion that the positive societal developments in U.S. history came through Democrats overcoming Republican resistance. I believe this movie will stimulate intriguing discussions regarding contemporary perceptions of the U.S. political parties.
Violence: There are several scenes involving shootings, whippings, or beatings. Many of those scenes are emotionally intense, and twice there are somewhat graphic injuries shown. There is also a scene of a woman being forcibly held down by medical staff to undergo surgery without her consent.
Sexuality: A man signals for a woman to get in bed with him for coerced sexual intercourse. There is discussion of rape, but no graphic dialog or imagery.
Language: The N-word is used once, and there are three or four mild obscenities.
Other: There is a KKK cross-burning scene.
Violence: Moderate / Profanity: Mild / Sex/Nudity: Mild
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.
…informative and entertaining… using a good deal of surprisingly clever humor and extremely compelling re-enactment… D’Souza makes his case using facts rather than innuendo, slander or other unjust means. As a result, HILLARY’S AMERICA is a refreshingly gutsy, important movie…
—Ted Baehr, Movieguide
…5 Stars out of 5!… I was completely blown away. …
—Dr. Karen Siegemund, Politichicks
…It is over the top in places and definitely selective, but the troubling facts are accurate and extensively documented in the D’Souza book that accompanies the movie. The film is intensely patriotic… The audience that streamed out of the Cleveland premiere felt energized rather than depressed by the film. …
—John Fund, National Review
…a mixed bag. For those who focus on the short-term and want to see Hillary Clinton defeated, this movie will be very appealing. For those who want a long-term, educational movement, perhaps there will be sequel that might incorporate parts of Arthur Thompson’s latest book To the Victors Go the Myths and Monuments.
—Kurt Hyde, The New American
—Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
…incoherent and aesthetically barren harangue…
—Clayton Dillard, Slant magazine
…so much intellectual dishonesty in this film…
—Louis Black, The Austin Chronicle
…a dip in the Cuyahoga - while on fire - would be a more pleasant experience…
—Steve Persall, Tampa Bay Times
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