Just before this election Van Jones spoke with a bunch of residents from Gettysburg, PA to try to get at the heart of the divide in our country. He talked with angry Trump folks, conflicted Trump folks, hesitant Hillary voters, angry Bernie peeps, disaffected voters, and everything in between. But instead of bringing the usual television sensibilities of splash and spectacle, Van sat down and had nuanced conversations, and tried to sincerely connect with people. It was amazing to see what bridges can be built when we just sit down, talk and listen.
The production team from City of Trees at Meridian Hill Pictures got together to produce this election mini-series with Van Jones' Magic Labs Media. I served as a consultant on the project, and edited Episode 3, Van's toughest challenge -- a young Trump supporter who wouldn't back down.