The documentary is a step out away from Prieto’s filmmaking background. With a history in narrative fiction, he feels that the storytelling of his documentary has a different sensation than the rest of his filmography.
“I usually film narrative films and not documentaries, but with Disunited States of America, I filmed this documentary like a narrative film. So, I filmed these people with a unique story-line and the documentary almost feels like any other narrative film you would watch.”
Even though the film focuses on the Clinton/Trump election, Prieto doesn’t feel like the documentary was political. He says, “I didn’t want to make a political film, rather a social film; almost an anthropological film.”
Prieto added, “In a documentary, you leave your comfort zone. On a narrative film, you have an agenda and a script, and it’s controlled. With a documentary, it’s more like hunting a moment. I can’t manage the setup, rather I capture the moments of their lives and try to make sense of that.”
A reception took place at 5pm prior to the showcase of the film, with a Q&A following between Luis Prieto and Aaron Mullins of Visit Bentonville.
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