2020. United States. 75 min. English.
Director: Lori Shinseki
The transition from the Cold War to the post-Cold War world in America is marked as one of the uncertain and challenging times in American history. Despite the war ending without a shot being fired, a peaceful outcome was far from certain at the time. This documentary details President George H.W. Bush’s personal relationships with foreign leaders, diplomatic skills, and years of experience in national security affairs, making him well suited to navigate this change period. At the center of the film is an examination of Bush’s assembly of a foreign policy team to aid the unprecedented transition that would eventually be known as the “gold standard” of national security apparatuses. Introduction by Virginia Foundation for Public Media CEO and VPM President Jayme Swain. Discussion with director Lori Shinseki, former National Security Council staff member Philip Zelikow, and former Governor of New Hampshire John Sununu, moderated by Bill Antholis (Miller Center) to follow.
Presented by The Miller Center and VPM
Statecraft: The Bush 41 Team is part of the Women in Film Series supported by Virginia Commission for the Arts & National Endowment for the Arts and part of the Spotlight on Virginia Filmmaking presented by Virginia Film Office