Watergate tells, for the first time, the entire story of the Watergate scandal, from the first troubling signs in Richard Nixon’s presidency to Nixon’s resignation and beyond. Surprisingly, despite many excellent books and documentaries, the story of the Watergate scandal has never before been told in a truly comprehensive way. Crucially, the film also situates Watergate in the context of all the issues it raised – many of which, of course, now resonate powerfully with current events.
Official Selection: Telluride, CPH:DOX
“Charles Ferguson’s riveting four-hour documentary picks over Nixon’s squalid and pointless burglary – and the lessons still to be learned.”
— The Guardian
Director Charles Ferguson
2018 | United States | 130 mins | Documentary