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‘Hillary’s America’ slated for Re-Release, just ahead of the elections

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Hillary's America, Film by Dinesh D'Souza set to re-release Sep 2, 2016

Hillary’s America, Film by Dinesh D’Souza set to re-release Sep 2, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Filmmaker and director of Hillary’s America Dinesh D’Souza said recently that his latest picture is “driving the intellectual content of the campaign right now.”

Because of that belief, and what has transpired between Mrs. Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump in recent weeks, D’Souza will be rereleasing his film in 400 theaters this weekend.

D’Souza’s movie is about the history of the Democratic party, including its early support of the Ku Klux Klan and opposition to the emancipation of slaves.

The film made its inaugural debut on July 15, grossing a handsome $12.5 million at the box office its opening weekend. That figure, good enough to make it the most successful commercial documentary of the year, was still short of D’Souza’s previous film, 2016: Obama’s America. 

Hillary’s America will play this weekend nationwide at theaters owned by Regal Entertainment, Cinemark, AMC Entertainment and several independently operated venues, and insiders say the re-release is due to demand from fans who lobbied the theater owners.

In true D’Souza form, this film continues with his unique perspective of political thought — Hillary’s America spends a multitude of time on the Ku Klux Klan and the Clinton presidential campaign broached the subject a week ago when it released an ad claiming that current members of the long-ago disgraced group support the GOP nominee.

“The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe,” says a KKK member in the ad. The ad can be viewed below, as well as D’Souza’s most recent video which was created this week.

Trump, not surprisingly, has tried to turn the tables on his Democratic rival. “It is the Democratic party that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow,” he said at a rally Tuesday. “The Republican party is the party of Abraham Lincoln. Not bad. It is also the party of freedom, equality and opportunity.”

“This film has a message that’s behind the headlines — it’s making headlines,” D’Souza said. “It’s driving the intellectual content of the campaign right now.”

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FTX’s Nishad Singh got $543 million loan

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More fallout from the FTX cryptocurrency platform collapse. Court documents show its affiliate Alameda Research loaned executives like Sam Bankman Fried $1 billion and more than $500 million to Indian American Nishad Singh, FTX’s top engineer. FTX’s interim CEO says never in his career has he seen such complete failure of corporate controls and a complete absence of trustworthy financial information. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after it was unable to come up with customer funds.

Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison after her conviction in January for defrauding investors while running the failed blood testing start up Theranos.In her trial, Holmes alleged she was in the midst of a decade-long abusive relationship with her then-boyfriend and Theranos COO Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani. The Indian American was also found guilty for his role in this fraud and will be sentenced later.

Starting next month, India will assume the G20 presidency for a year and chair more than 200 meetings, leading the way for global economic growth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his country’s leadership here will be inclusive, ambitious, and decisive.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Arvind Venkat & Tarik Khan win Pennsylvania State seats

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WASHINGTON D.C. (Diya TV) – Looking back at the midterm elections, Arvind Venkat and Tarik Khan made history as the first South Asian Americans elected to the Pennsylvania State Legislature. Advocacy group Indian American Impact played a major role on the ground, saying it trained and mobilized 200 volunteers to go door-to-door, to engage voters and provide info they needed to elect new leadership.

After 35 years, the Nancy Pelosi era is officially coming to an end. The speaker from San Francisco announced she’s bowing out of leadership, but will retain her House seat. The midterms cost Pelosi’s Democratic party the House and effectively ended her speakership.

Two former Indian American executives at Meta Platforms will launch a new non fungible token start up for creators. Kirthiga Reddy and Saurabh Doshi have raised more than $8 million for their new company called Virtualness. But they are facing headwinds as the FTX cryptocurrency exchange collapse is putting pressure on the entire industry.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Meet FTX insider Nishad Singh

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The controversy around failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX continues to captivate the world. Part of the scrutiny is now on the people involved, including Indian American Nishad Singh. According to new reports, this techie was part of FTX’s inner circle, which lived together and ran the cryptocurrency empire from the Bahamas. The software engineer was also reportedly aware that FTX secretly transferred customer funds worth billions of dollars to its sister firm Alameda Research. Currently, no one is facing any criminal charges. Diya TV featured Singh more than a decade ago for running ultra marathons as a 17 year old getting ready for college. 

Former President Donald Trump has officially announced he is running for president in 2024, marking his third bid for the White House. Trump had been hinting at this announcement for months, as the embattled former president faces multiple criminal and civil litigations and as his party is grappling with a worse than expected showing in the midterm elections. 

At the G20 Summit in Bali, world leaders including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden are coming together to condemn the rising threat of nuclear weapons as Russia’s war against Ukraine continues to raise tension and anxiety around the world.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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