It's been just over one year to the day since Donald Trump stunned the world by winning the 2016 presidential election. Riding a populist wave of resentment towards establishment politicians, Trump ran a campaign that zeroed in on bipartisan anger over illegal immigration, jobs going overseas, and foreign wars. Trump's 'America First' mantra resonated with working-class voters, but has been met with substantial criticism both at home and abroad. One year into the new administration, Vice News looks at the contributing factors that led up to the election of Donald Trump and analyses how his presidency has affected the people that voted for him.
In January 2013, Poitras was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as 'citizen four', who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100 percent real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes.
A group of conservative lawyers known as the 'elves' are revealed to have been working behind the scenes to bring down the president. President Bill Clinton's past statements come home to roost as independent counsel Ken Starr sends the Republican-led House his referral outlining the grounds for impeachment. House Republicans vote to release the Starr Report ahead of the mid-term election, and it's salacious details become fodder for late-night television and mainstream news alike.
A Nicaraguan traveller wants to visit his American girlfriend but CBP is concerned he may not leave. In Blaine, a traveller's plan to start an e-vape venture may go up in smoke.
CBP questions a Canadian attempting to enter the US with three of his American family members. An officer has no time for a Swiss traveller's watch declaration.
As riots and protests spread nationwide, some politicians and news media pointed to violence by Antifa as the culprit. Alzo Slade talks to someone from Antifa to hear their side.
Follow officers of the Department of Home Affairs, Australian Border Force, and the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, as they enforce Australian immigration, customs, quarantine and finance laws.
At JFK, officers aren't counting on a couple's fluctuating currency declaration; a wandering traveller's pot pipe is discovered in Blaine.
In Port Huron, a strong odour leads to secondary for two Americans; an officer discovers gold at Chicago O'Hare Airport; travellers follow the letter of the law when questioned in Blaine.
Gianna Toboni explores the new generation of modern militias, the tactics and ideologies that define them, and the likelihood of them going to war with the government.
In New York City, a laptop belonging to a Caribbean traveller does not compute; a young Brit arrives at Detroit Metro Airport to visit an American cyber pal.
First demo recordings unlock polar emotions as students are exposed to the sound of their own story, revealed by their own voice.
Hope unleashes more brutal truths as students walk the line towards the final recordings.
The journey to rock bottom ignites new beginnings, as students continue to confront their worst and begin the climb to honest songwriting.
Prison reality hits with severe consequences, while the challenge of life beyond bars prompts unsettling confessions.
Walls continue to crumble as students discover the power of the pen, as dreams and demons appear in their first attempt at songwriting.
Mid-course blues open disturbing pasts, while a surprise visit by Corrections top brass inspires one man's road to freedom.
The first strands of talent begin to appear as students warm to music sessions, confront tough choices, and a young songbird emerges.
Mothers behind bars admit the pain they caused their children, men put emotions on the line, and a surprising door opens for one.
Four musicians enter New Zealand prisons to teach songwriting and uncover bigger lessons as prisoners reveal the real stories behind their music.
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