The Messy Truth

Director: Brandon Kramer

Institute History


After the 2016 election – which he famously called “a whitelash, in part” on live TV – progressive activist and media commentator Van Jones felt he had two options: add to the discord, or try to bridge the divides. Risking his reputation and career, Jones attempts to build bipartisan support for criminal justice legislation and unite citizens impacted by the addiction crisis, in a journey that takes him deep into the messy drama of the Trump administration and America’s polarized politics.

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