• President Trump - Sunday night on SBS (SBS)Source: SBS
There is no argument that Donald Trump is an intensely fascinating person, which is why he has been the focus of so many documentaries throughout his career.
Jeremy Cassar

13 Jan 2017 - 12:20 PM  UPDATED 13 Jan 2017 - 12:56 PM

Fast-tracked from the U.S., President Trump offers a comprehensive look at the Donald’s win through the lens of the man’s life—from his early days in Queens to his later days at the top of the New York City Skyline.

While this may be the first Trump documentary of the year, Trump has been a constant source of fascination for documentary filmmakers. Some of the more interesting Trump documentaries that we've seen flicker on our screens include:

The Rise and Rise of Donald Trump

Chronicling last years road trip with Trump’s presidential campaign, stand by and watch as Trump’s star rises and relive the fact that we could never have done anything about it. This doco also includes interviews with those who have entered Trump’s orbit over the years, where they are asked to imagine what a President Trump would look like.

Clinton V Trump: The Choice 2016

Trump’s rise is told alongside Hilary’s journey, and it’s a juxtaposition between an outsider and a that confirms the 2016 Presidential election as the most bizarre-o in recorded history.

I'm Mr Trump

This SBS Dateline production follows the path of Trump from his millionaire upbringing, to his business successes and failures, and his run for President. The documentary seeks to answer: Who is this ‘Apprentice president' and what is it about him that has everyone’s attention?

You've Been Trumped

Trump’s construction of a luxury golfing facility in Aberdeenshire, Scotland was met with a massive push-back from the local community. Trump attempted to keep the dramas from hitting the newsdesks while fighting a battle against the Scottish government and its people.


Trump: what’s the deal?

25 years after it was produced, this anti-Trump doco that promises to reveal the truth about the real 1991 Donald Trump, is now available on iTunes. While its release and marketing campaign leave something to be desired in terms of timing/intention, the actual documentary seems to offer a peek behind the curtain at some of Trump’s most rumoured, but least seen, behaviours.

You can buy the doco here, or at least get a good sense of its contents from the following trailer:

Michael Moore’s In Trumpland

Less a doco and more a summation of Mike Moore’s professional thoughts weeks prior to the 2016 election, this is a speaking concert set in the heart of ‘Trumpland’ that aims to rail against the sensationalism and demystify some of the hype. Whether he succeeds is a matter of opinion.

To learn more about the man who will next week move into the White House, tune into President Trump on Sunday night at 8:30pm on SBS.

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