How Trump won America: A documentary
There's no question about it: the 2016 presidential race in the United States was one of the most fascinating and important events in the history of that country.
The documentary series The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth aired in real time in the States from January to November 2016, tracing the key moments in the build-up to the election in 26 episodes. It was nominated for numerous awards, including the Critics Choice Award for Best Limited Documentary Series, and Season 1 is now on Showmax, with Season 2 coming soon. Watch now »
The series aims to lift the curtain on the build-up to the presidential election, revealing what went on behind the scenes on the candidates’ individual campaign trails, giving insight into the steps taken by the likes of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump while they travelled across the States to convince voters to make them the next president.
The series captures pinnacle moments in the race, from the nail-biting Iowa caucuses to the first-in-the-nation Primary in New Hampshire; from the scandals that erupted around Trump’s medical records when Clinton was reported to have pneumonia to the furore around that audio tape; from the candidates’ prep for the debate to the fallout after the fact; from Clinton’s campaign gaining momentum to that fateful moment when it became clear that Trump was going to take it.
The heart, the energy, the guts, the triumph and crushing defeat... It’s all there for you to relive, from a non-partisan, objective point of view – no fake news here!
Season 2 addresses Trump’s first 100 days in office, coming soon to Showmax, and Season 3 is set to air in the States from April 2018.
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth is available right now on Showmax. Showmax offers a 14-day free trial and is available at no cost to DStv Premium customers.