It’s Election Day in America! Go out and vote everyone. In the spirit of a monumental day that can decide the course of our future, I had a chance to speak to filmmaker/producer Jim D. Stern about the 2016 Presidential Election he documents in his documentary film American Chaos. Jim shares his fascinating experience traveling the country and talking to people about the election that ended up with Donald Trump becoming President.

REAL TALK:

This was a real fun conversation. I’m not the biggest politics junkie, but Jim certainly got me talking and thinking. He makes a great valid point on the two fundamental reasons he felt Trump would win. Hilary not being a candidate that people can relate to and support and having a party winning three consecutive times. The candidate with the most passionate followers usually wins. Pretty true when you think about it.

It blew me away about how certain and confident Jim was in how he felt Trump would win leading up to the election. Jim made a point nobody can deny, that Donald Trump is a heck of a campaigner.

The biggest surprise to Jim was that he liked the people who were Trump supporters. In a way I’m not surprised at all by that. Being a documentarian covering a story like this, you have to be open minded and unbiased, no matter what your beliefs are. It’s the only way to tell a story, which was his goal.

When he talks about us as people living in different realities and having the internet separate us, really stuck with me. He’s completely right. As much as we feel connected worldwide, we separate due to the criticism against each other.

AMERICAN CHAOS is out now on Digital (Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play)

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Written by Jim Alexander

Once upon a time I watched Monday Night Raw on Monday nights. By coincidence I ended up hooked on The Bachelor/Bachelorette. That lead to a Blog at Chicago Now called Bachelor Universe and a podcast of the same name. Now, I've decided to spread my wings and create this site that can be your Bachelor/Bachelorette destination. Aside from The Bachelor, in my personal life I'm a bachelor myself. Looking for the love of my life (not handing out many roses). I'm an avid animal lover. Have a rabbit and two turtles. I'm a film critic and co-founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). Lover of sports. Currently residing in the suburbs of Chicago (my hometown).

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