State of the Union – AWOL Mini-Documentary (Spring 2017)

Benjamin S. Weiss

Benjamin S Weiss

With partisan tensions ratcheting up in the early months of Donald Trump’s presidency, the division between left and right in America dominates the nation’s political dialogue. Between the twenty-four-hour media coverage and bombastic social media presence of some elected officials, the seemingly global scale of our partisanship can be quite overwhelming. AWOL’s Ben Weiss sought to alleviate this feeling in February, when he returned to his hometown of New Fairfield, CT to get the average American’s take on what was quickly becoming the turbulent political climate we are living in today.