An American filmmaker in Europe returns to the swing state of Ohio to engage with and listen to non-typical Trump voters, seeking to understand the roots of America's deepening divide.
This Land Is My Land - Polarization, Understanding, Dialogue, America
This gripping documentary presents an in-depth look at the escalating polarization within the U.S., drawing stark comparisons to similar divisions in Europe. Los Angeles native and filmmaker Susanne Brandstaetter, having spent her adult life in Europe, ventures into the heart of Ohio—a critical swing state—to engage with an array of non-conventional Trump supporters. The film delves into the psychology behind political allegiances, questioning why individuals cling to their beliefs in the face of conflicting evidence. Adhering to a principle of listening over debating, Brandstaetter aims to uncover the undercurrents that fuel America's widening ideological chasm, putting both her subjects and her own preconceptions under a microscope.