CONFESSIONS OF REPUBLICANS
Film - HFF Special: Close Up Washington Filmfest 2020

CONFESSIONS OF REPUBLICANS

Directed by Caroline Spreitzenbart

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Director: Caroline Spreitzenbart
Section: HFF Special: Close Up Washington
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Language: English
Version: Original version with German subtitles
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CONFESSIONS OF REPUBLICANS

In order to participate in US presidential elections, citizens must first register to vote. In the last election, however, some 65 million were not registered. Supporters of the Republican Party see winning them over as the key to re-electing Donald Trump. Conservative activist Scott Presler is among those who are out registering new voters. His slogan “I’m gay. Democrats don’t own me” is causing a stir.


CLOSE UP is an annual educational project of the department of television journalism at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). Students travel abroad to create their own news reports and features. In February 2020 this year’s class filmed six news reports in Washington, DC on climate policy, racism, drug abuse, poverty, and the upcoming presidential election.




    • Duration: 24 Min.


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Meet the director

CONFESSIONS OF REPUBLICANS

Caroline Spreitzenbart

After learning graphic design at Die Graphische school in Vienna, Caroline Spreitzenbart completed a BA in time-based and interactive media at the University of Art and Design Linz. Since 2014, she has been studying image design at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). As a DAAD scholarship holder, she carried out several projects at the Mexican Film Institute. Twice in a row, films in which Spreitzenbart was in charge of image design were honored as best documentary short film at the Diagonale in Graz. Her short film SPIELFELD, of which she was co-director and cinematographer, received the Carte Blanche Young Talent Award at the Duisburg Film Week in 2017.

Credits

Director of Photography: Caroline Spreitzenbart
Film Editor: Caroline Spreitzenbart
Sound: Denise Riedmayr
Production Company: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film Munich