Divide and Conquer

The disconcerting legacy of Roger Ailes

2018 | Running Time: 107 minutes | Rating: NR

At the time of his death in May 2017, a mere four months after the inauguration of Donald Trump, Former Fox News head Roger Ailes left behind undoubtedly one of the largest legacies of any individual on the American political landscape. DIVIDE AND CONQUER looks at the legacy of the man who was both the leading strategist behind the election of numerous Republican presidents and one of the first larger-than-life figures to be taken out of power by accusations of sexual misconduct. Filmmaker Alexis Bloom sheds light on the multitude of ways in which the story of Ailes’s rise to power reflects the story of the modern Republican party, as well as the disquieting history of abuse that followed it. The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Director/Producer: Alexis Bloom; Producer: Will Cohen; Executive Producers: Molly Thompson, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Robert Sharenow, Alex Gibney, Stacey Offman, Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Regina K. Scully, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Maiken Baird

Camden International Film Festival 2018: Harrell Award – Best Documentary Feature (nomination)
Hamptons International Film Festival 2018: Gold Starfish Award – Documentary Feature (nomination)

“Alexis Bloom’s ‘Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes’ is a clean and straightforward account of how a hemophiliac from small town Ohio grew up to become the most powerful man in media, effectively destroy the country that he claimed to love, and harass a whole lot of women along the way.”