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Death of a Nation

  • 2018
  • PG-13
  • 109min
  • 4.7 / 10

The film compares the presidency of Donald Trump to that Abraham Lincoln and explores the Democratic opposition to both. He makes many specious arguments about racism and fascism and attempts to sow divide into a vulnerable time in our country’s history.

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The film’s title is a reference to The Birth of a Nation, a film from 1915 that portrayed the Ku Klux Klan as the heroes, and blacks and early Republicans as the villains. Across the United States, there were dozens of watch parties by modern day Republicans, which is the only demographic that this film resonated with. According to a quote in the New York Times, “it was a confirmation of a worldview that they feel is often unjustly ridiculed or intentionally ignored. During the world premiere on July 30, 2018, many prominent Republicans attended the event in Los Angeles, California, including Tomi Lahren and Antonio Sabato Jr. On August 1, 2018, Dinesh D’Souza had a premiere in Washington DC, which was co-hosted by Donald Trump Jr., and attended by Ben Carson, David Clarke, conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec, and Sebastian Gorka. Outside of this niche, the film was widely panned and ignored by virtually everyone.

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Death of a Nation is a 2018 political documentary film by conspiracy theorist Dinesh D’Souza. It was released on August 3, 2018 and grossed $5.9 million against a budget of about $6 million, thus becoming a box office loser. It has been widely criticized by film critics and historians alike for its gross falsehoods, misrepresentations, and outright lies. Metacritic has ranked it as the worst film of all time, against its database of 12,000 films posted on the website. The movie stars Dinesh D’Souza himself, as well as actors portraying historical figures such as Adolf Hitler (Pavel Kriz), Benito Mussolini (Rafael Prazak), and Abraham Lincoln (Don Taylor).