Split Screen
Split Screen
Split Screen
Split Screen
Split Screen

Split Screen

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    • Directed by: Rebecca Gitlitz
    • Released: 2024 (educational)
    • Year of Production: 2023
Running Time: 40 min
Language: English
Subtitle Options: English Closed Captions
Subjects: US Studies, Urban Spaces and Systems

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The 2020 U.S. presidential election culminated in a razor's edge standoff where results were contested for days, and the nation was deeply divided. That division ultimately escalated into violence during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In the thick of growing political polarization, assertions of voter fraud and questions of the election's integrity were amplified by some news media outlets and social media accounts invested in overturning election results. "Split Screen" investigates how we got to this turning point and the power of news and media coverage to inform our reality and our political ideology. From executive producer Trevor Noah and director Rebecca Gitlitz, "Split Screen" explores the history of active dissemination of mis-and disinformation that has created diametrically opposing realities among Americans and how it has led us to this point. Abraham Lincoln famously said that a house divided cannot stand. Is America so divided right now that her time-honored democracy is at risk? Can that divide be bridged? What is the path forward and what responsibility does the media have in forging that path? 
NBC Original
About the filmmaker 

Rebecca Gitliltz - Director

Rebecca Gitlitz, Head of Sports, TIME Studios, is a two-time Emmy Award-winning director and producer. Rebecca spent years documenting the realm of sports from every angle, heading projects on game changers like LeBron James, Peyton Manning, Caitlin Jenner, Pat Summit and Arthur Ashe.




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