'Soros' Trailer: Jesse Dylan Explores George Soros' Philanthropy

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The mystery of George Soros, the billionaire philathropist long demonized by the far right, is the subject of Jesse Dylan's documentary Soros, set for an online release by Abramorama on Nov. 20.

The mystery of George Soros, the billionaire philathropist long demonized by the far right, is the subject of Jesse Dylan's documentary Soros, set for a streaming release by Abramorama on Nov. 20.

The film's official trailer (see below), which opens with Stephen Bannon, Alex Jones and Ann Coulter blasting his politics, introduces us to Soros' personal history, vast wealth and public activism. "I chose the west because I sought freedom, and to make money," says Soros, who was born in a Jewish family in Hungary and survived the Nazi occupation before emigrating first to England and then to America.

After famously betting against the Bank of England in 1992 and making a billion dollars in one day, Soros set about to use his wealth to tackle the world’s problems, including championing the freedom of the press and civil rights for minorities. "I did have fantasies of saving the world," Soros he says mid-way through the trailer.

The Soros documentary debuted at Telluride, ahead of its streaming premiere by Abramorama on its Watch Now @ Home platform. Jesse Dylan is best known for his feature films Kicking & Screaming, American Wedding and the Yes We Can video on behalf of Barack Obama.

Soros is from Vital Pictures, which Jesse Dylan launched along with Priscilla Cohen.