Commentary: How a 13-minute impeachment video asserted the power of the authentic image

Every now and then, a piece of visual storytelling — be it propaganda, or impeachment trial evidence, or the most pious Jeep ad imaginable — reminds us what Roger Ebert wrote so simply and so well. “It’s not what a film is about,” he reflected. “It’s how it is about it.” The film of the moment is a historical tragedy running 13 minutes. On Tuesday, the historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump opened with a mini-documentary chronicling the notorious and ultimately lethal events of Jan. 6 inside and outside the U.S. Capitol. The images come rushing back. Trump speaks fr…

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