The Film Comment Podcast: Post-Election
According to the experts, this wasn’t supposed to turn out this way… but it did. While the election of Donald Trump has prompted a great deal of speculation by pundits and citizens alike, we’ve asked some of our own experts to weigh in. In the first part of this episode, J. Hoberman, critic for The New York Times and a Film Comment contributing editor, and Tobi Haslett, contributor to Artforum, n+1, and The Village Voice, to discuss films that they understand differently after the election, and how politics and aesthetics interrelate. In the second, Farihah Zaman, filmmaker, critic and Production Manager for Field of Vision, and Meenasarani Linde Murugan, assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, discuss issues of representation and what a Trump presidency potentially means for filmmakers and their creative process.