Political Filmmaking in the United States: Does It Still Exist?

The nature of political filmmaking in the United States has always been different than in most other countries around the world. In many ways, doing a political film in the U.S. is in direct contradiction to the general impulses of the industry and is regarded as a specific choice which places the film in a completely separate category from the rest of production. And while there are certainly problems in finding funds for projects and, most of all, in getting the final products distributed, there is no shortage of international films that are specifically political. Yet almost nothing of this nature is being produced in the United States, and certainly very little commercially.


Hamilton Fish
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