DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES
Documentary Feature | 104 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/5/2018 and 10/6/2018
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Directed By
Alexis Bloom

Produced By
Will Cohen
Alexis Bloom


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2018 | English | USA

At the time of his death in May 2017, a mere four months after the inauguration of Donald Trump, Former Fox News head Roger Ailes left behind undoubtedly one of the largest legacies of any individual on the American political landscape. Looking at the legacy of the man who was both the leading strategist behind the election of numerous Republican presidents and one of the first larger-than-life figures to be taken out of power by accusations of sexual misconduct, filmmaker Alexis Bloom sheds light on the multitude of ways in which the story of Ailes’s rise to power reflects the story of the modern Republican party, as well as the disquieting history of abuse that followed it.