A Storm Forestalls U.S. Premiere Of ‘A Storm Foretold,’ Doc About Roger Stone And January 6 Insurrection – Camden Int’l Film Festival
18.09.2023 - 15:09
Danish filmmaker Cristoffer Guldbrandsen, director of the documentary A Storm Foretold, has been on a journey into the heart of darkness of American politics.
His voyage over several years put him in close contact with Trump whisperer Roger Stone, landed him in the middle of the Select Congressional Committee’s investigation into the January 6 insurrection, and, at one point, almost cost him his life.
Guldbrandsen says his mission began with a desire to understand what was going on in the U.S., formerly a paragon of democratic ideals that had tilted dangerously toward nationalism and authoritarianism under President Trump.
“That was my motivation was to try to understand it, to charge at it,” he tells Deadline. “The knee-jerk reaction was, ‘What is going on with the Americans?’ It’s obviously not my fight. I’m not a part of it, but there’s no question of what is going on in the States in terms of national presidential politics — that affects every modern democracy in the world.”
Who better to accompany, if you want to understand the malevolent shift in our political culture, than Stone? The self-described political dirty trickster groomed Trump as a potential political candidate for decades. When Trump finally decided to run for president in 2015, Stone served as his adviser (he was eventually fired from that position, but no relationship with Trump ends so long as your fealty to him remains unquestioned). Among other things, Stone allegedly played an intermediary role in 2016 between Russian intelligence agents who hacked Hillary Clinton’s private email server and Wikileaks, which disseminated the damaging content.
To get in with Stone, Guldbrandsen says all he had to do was ask.
“I had introduced myself as a Danish
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