THR: D'Souza Talks Michael Moore, Hillary Clinton, And Being Put Behind Bars

Originally posted at The Hollywood Reporter by Paul Bond.

Dinesh D’Souza has been getting a hero’s welcome at the Republican National Convention this week, mixing with delegates while promoting his documentary Hillary’s America to a very receptive crowd. But, he says others around the world have not been so receptive.

The conservative personality has been accused of anti-Clinton propaganda with his latest film that hits theaters July 22. This is his third documentary gunning after the Democratic party, after releasing Obama’s America and America: Imagine the World Without Her. In fact, some Hollywood liberals have even likened him to Leni Riefenstahl, the propagandist whose movie, Triumph of the Will, is credited with convincing millions of Germans to embrace Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party during the 1930s.

“That term can be used very loosely,” D’Souza said when The Hollywood Reporter asked him on Tuesday to answer the charge that he’s a propagandist. “Does Michael Moore do propaganda? Does Oliver Stone do propaganda?”

D’Souza is at the Republican National Convention promoting Hillary’s America, a documentary that explores the allegedly racist roots of the Democratic party, including its support of slavery and the Ku Klux Klan.

“Everyone has a point of view,” D’Souza continued. “The success of a movie is based upon taking your point of view, taking into account critics of that point of view, and then offering an intelligent argument. I think I do that 50 times better than Michael Moore, and I think this movie is a thoughtful movie, whether you agree with it or not.”

He also tells THR what it was like being put behind bars. A federal judge in January 2014 sentenced D’Souza to five years of probation, including eight months in a community confinement center. The pundit had pleaded guilty to illegal campaign contributions to a candidate challenging Democratic New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. He protests the punishment was still unfair, and slapped on him as political retribution.

D’Souza premiered Hillary’s America in Hollywood last week, and again in Cleveland on Sunday, where Republican delegates gave him a standing ovation. At that event, Hillary’s America executive producer Gerald Molen compared D’Souza to a very different German of the Nazi era, Oskar Schindler — which is meaningful because Molen won an Oscar for Best Picture as a producer on Schindler’s List, directed by Steven Spielberg.

“Years ago, I had the honor of working on a film that told the story of a man, one man, a single man, who made a difference in the lives of about 1,100 people,” Molen said Sunday night while standing beside D’Souza before the movie began. “His name was Oskar Schindler. Tonight, I’m sharing the stage with another man who is making a difference in this country. The film you’re about to see will open the eyes of a lot of people.”

See an exclusive clip of Hillary’s America here and watch THR’s Facebook Live chat below.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.


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  • Larry says:

    July 22, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    saw the movie today. Outstanding! What a history lesson.

  • ItsJo says:

    July 26, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    A truly wonderful, informative and Surprising film by Mr. D’Souza. Thank you for your courageous and American Spirit, in making this film, that EACH AND EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD SEE. Thank you again Mr. D’Souza-I KNOW you love our America.

  • J Rogers says:

    July 29, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    GREAT FILM. However, it needs to be marketed in a different way. The people who need to see it won’t purchase a ticket. I suggest a different marketing plan with different clips from the movie. It has to be seen by more people.

  • Larry Ransopher says:

    August 4, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    saw the documentary movie it was very informative and outstanding and factual. we need the dvd now to carry the war to hillary . i have your other dvd. we must survive and spread liberty to all the people of america and the world.