Seattle-based documentary filmmaker Georg Koszulinski will present a rough cut of his feature documentary, America is Waiting, which chronicles the events that transpired in Washington, DC, on the day of Donald T. Trump’s inauguration. Discussion with filmmaker and producers to follow.
On January 20, 2017, protestors took to the streets of Washington, DC, to disrupt the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. America is Waiting presents a chronicle of the day’s events, employing affective approaches to observational documentary coupled with on-the-street interviews with protestors and pro-Trump alike. By presenting the day’s events in reverse chronological order, the film reflects on the nature of constructed memory, image making, and the production of meaning across an historic event, calling into question the ways in which historical events become narrativized and condensed within popular discourse.