On the morning of Election Day 2016, Americans of all stripes woke up and went about living their radically different lives. These were the hours leading up to Donald Trump's unexpected, earth-shaking victory, but, of course, no one knew that yet.
What did that day look like?
With 11/8/16, Producer/Creator Jeff Deutchman's second installment in his election film series, viewers are afforded a uniquely cinematic look at the chaotic glory of American democracy from sea to shining sea. Featuring footage captured by a carefully curated group of the some of America's finest documentary filmmakers, 11/8/16 follows sixteen subjects spanning the contry's geographic, socioeconomic, and polical divides throughout the course of that history-altering day.
As the evening wears on, and it becomes clear that the impossible was about to become reality, Trump supports rejoice at their candidate's surprise victory as Hillary voters come to grips with the shocking turn of events in stunned disbelief. 11/8/16 was an election unlike any other. 11/8/16 brings us back to that day with the immediacy of great nonfiction filmmaking, and shows with vibrant directness how life happens as history is being made.