DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES
DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES explores the rise and fall of the late Republican Party heavyweight. Director Alexis Bloom expertly weaves interviews with allies and enemies, revealing how Ailes worked in the shadows to orchestrate media influence, starting with his work on the Nixon presidential campaign. Remarkable archival footage shows a glimpse of Ailes’ early network, “America’s Talking,” and his inspiration for what would become the empire of Fox News. As one of the early giants toppled by accusations of sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement, DIVIDE AND CONQUER chronicles the life of a power-hungry man who changed how politics are played today. – Sarah Harris
Alexis Bloom is an American documentary filmmaker and producer. Her work includes SPEAKING WITH LIGHT, WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS and BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS.