Trump, The Actor

Urs Spörri

Donald Trump, the 45th president of the USA, has performed in 25 film and TV productions since 1981, once even winning the Golden Raspberry Award for worst male supporting role. Trump mostly played himself in the form of small Cameo performances. In doing so, he has earned an image which makes him nearly invulnerable today. Urs Spörri hazards a scholarly film analysis, accompanied by numerous film excerpts. He is convinced that this lecture can make the Trump mystery – and maybe also can find out, why so many people voted for this man. 

The analysis will be held in German.


About The Speaker:

Urs Spörri studied film studies, journalism, and political science – he has been pursuing the history of US presidential election campaigns intensively for 20 years. It is thus not surprising that his interest in the extraordinary candidate Trump was soon awakened. During his numerous months of research, he constantly came across films in which Trump had acted.


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Regie Urs Spörri
Year 2018
Category Thematisches Begleitprogramm
Language German


film analysis with film excerpts
Debates and Lectures

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