it's own fans we begin with the presidential election and a major endorsement for donald trump. new jersey chris christie is backing him. they appear to have a common enemy if anything. marco rubio. al jazeera's correspondent is live in dallas. >> reporter: good evening. so christie's endorsement of trump came as a surprise. it wasn't long ago that he had been one of the hashest critics, the only republican candidate that could match donald trump's hard talking rhetoric. after he dropped out we hadn't heard from chris christie until today when he had a lot to say about his new friend >> i am proud to be here to endoctors donald trump for the president of the united states >> reporter: for the first time,
a presidential rival is throwing his support behind donald trump. i have gotten to know everyone and there is no-one able to represent america than donald trump. >> reporter: this is a very different chris christie, than the candidate >> this is not a negotiation of a real estate deal. this is international diplomacy. >> reporter: that was him last august talking about his lack of foreign policy experience. in november chris see said he wasn't the right man for the job >> i said to him, you don't want this job. this does not play to your skill set. if the speaker of the house doesn't want new bills, you can't fire him. >> reporter: he hashly criticized trump for skipping a fox debate >> what does that tell you about what we can expect if things go sideways when you go into the
oval office. are you going to say you're not playing >> reporter: a month later a different tone. >> he is rewriting the play book of american politics because he is providing long leadership that is not dependent on the status quo >> reporter: it comes a day after the final republican debate before super tuesday, a day saw marco rubio going on the attack against trump >> if he builds the wall the way he builds trump tours, he will be using illegal immigrants. you're going to be starting a trade war against your own country. >> reporter: marco rubio kept hitting, fighting for his political life. >> you wouldn't know anything about it because you're a lousy businessman. >> reporter: ted cruz also went on the offence >> it's interesting now that donald trump promises he will appoint justices who will defend religious liberty. this is a man who for 40 years have given to jimmy carter and
others. >> do want to be like trump >> reporter: separately at an event known for its cutting humor lindsay graham joked that his own part will be responsible for electing hillary clinton >> the most dishonest person in america is a woman. who is about to be president. how could that be? my party is going to bleep bleep. >> it is my honor and my privilege to introduce the next president of the united states, donald trump. >> reporter: at a rally friday in fort worth donald trump hugged his new supporter and thanked the cheering crowd >> we love you. it's a movement. >> reporter: with super tuesday fast approaching and donald trump well ahead in the polls the republican party may have a new kind of nominee to stand
behind at that fort worth rally there were thousands of donald trump supporters and their excitement was judge you palpable. i asked them were why did they support him, they said despite him not having specific plans about how to accomplish his goals, they are behind his goals and they believe he is the right person to can accomplish them ted cruz had long been favored to win in texas. what are the polls say this close to super tuesday? >> reporter: throughout the most of the campaign season cruz was lead willing here in double-- leading her in double digits. the gap is 7 points. most analysts says if ted cruz doesn't win in his home state he might as well throw in the towel and given donald trump's record of wins through this complain he is in trouble texas has a huge latino
population is that expected to be a factor given his last comments? >> reporter: sure. if you remember back to june when he made those comments comparing mexican immigrants to rapists and to criminals, at that time it elicited a strong reaction from the latino community. now i saw many latino for trump. some have said they have never been so excited for a candidate. the wife said she the cast her vote for the first time in her life this year and it will be for donald trump thank you for that. in the democratic race all eyes are on south carolina where voters will go to the polls tomorrow. it is the first southern primary. our correspondent is in live in colombia with the preview. >> reporter: yes. good evening. here is colombia south carolina
we are grooving to old music. there is going to be a big event here right in the down town. there's going to ab special guest as well. hillary clinton has been campaigning here very, very hard taking no chances whatever. right up until the last minute ahead of tomorrow's primary vote. not true in bernie sanders's case. he is off elsewhere. tonight hillary clinton presents a two for because bubba is coming as in william jefferson, the candidate's husband, the 42nd president of the united states. mr and mrs clinton here and the crowd is very excited about that. they will be here in about 45 minutes time. in the meantime, the candidate herself hillary clinton and bernie sanders for that matter campaigning very hard today. clinton here; sanderss
elsewhere. take a look. they spent the day crisscrossing south carolina. it's a state that has supported bill in 92 and 96 and her campaign is making sure she gets those supporters to the polls on saturday >> we don't have equal pay and affordable child care. hilary has that in her platform. >> reporter: it's the first in the south primary for democrats and polls suggest hillary clinton holds a lead over her rival. both candidates are going after women and black voters. >> i'm listening specifically for black lives matter and women's health care >> reporter: hillary clinton highlighted the need for criminal justice and police reforms but also the need to close the pay gape for women >> it is way past time for us to guarantee equal pay for women's work, don't you think >> reporter: despite her 20 point lead in south carolina,
she hadn't rule outside bernie sanders >> he said children should go to college for free. i think that is great >> my thoughts on bernie sanders waivers. i want to hear more specifics about hillary clinton >> reporter: sanders trailing numbers in south carolina haven't deterred him. he described his path to the nomination >> you know how many delegates you need to win the delegate nomination? over 2400. she she gained four delegates on me. out of 2400 that's so important. this is about a slog, state by state by state. >> reporter: sanders is looking forward to those other states spending the day in minnesota. he talked about working families expanding the middle-class and widening the wealth gap >> they're worried about my proposals, how dare i think so
big and expensive. where were they worrying when the middle class was disappearing and trillions of dollars in wealth going to the middle-class to the top 1%? >> reporter: it is one of the states that will cast votes on super tuesday. it is where sanders is looking to make his mark. >> it is imperative that we go beyond the establishment politics because we are fighting a fight for the survival of the middle class and the working class of this country. >> reporter: both candidates are pushing the narrative of how important this 2016 election truly is. >> this election has such high states. i think you know that. i believe it is one of the most important elections we've had in a real long time. i want to build on and make sure
the progress president obama has made is secure, is defended and we go even further because he has built a good foundation for us to stand on. >> reporter: okay. so that's what they've been up to today. we think we have some idea where the candidates will be tomorrow for the big results mere in south carolina with hillary far ahead in the polls. she is expected to be in alabama, and a very good result and when bernie sanders, when the polls close and he will be in the air we expect. it is good to see mrs clinton on the stage. we have soul music here and having a good time in the pleasant weather here thank you for that. president obama touted the success of the 2009 recovery act
today during a visit to jacksonville, florida. he was at a plant that manufactures batteries. the president says it was an investment that has paid off. >> it happened because early on my administration put in place some pretty smart policies to rebuild our economy on a new foundation for growth and prosperity. they're paying off in big tangible ways and we're not talking about it enough the president also thanked saft for their effort to hire veterans. more than a third of the employees are veterans. the syrian government and nearly 100 government tro troops say they will abide by the truce. the united nations security
council has endorsed the truce and called for peace talks to resume next month. james bays has more. >> reporter: this is the crucial moment in terms of actions rather than words. is there going to be a lull in the violence and when he addressed the u.n. security council, the u.n. special envoy, staffan de mistura, described this moment. >> saturday will be critical. tomorrow, in fact, from midnight. no doubt there will be no shortage of attempts to undermine this process. we are ready for it. we should not be overly concerned. we should address it and realise that this part of any ceasefire of hostilities. >> reporter: diplomats tell me that they know there will not be a complete quiet enning of guns across syria because two groups are not included in this. they will still be attacked from
parties on the ground and on the air and that's i.s.i.l. and al-nusra. what the best diplomats they can hope for they tell me is a significant lull in the violence when the u.s. ambassador sam an that powell-- sam anthah - she said people were right to be sceptical about things. >> many of the towns being hit by syrian and russian bombers are towns like deria. a suburb of damn as can you see that is being-- damascus-- pummelled every day. it is hard to seem serious and sincere about ceasing hostilities when you ramp-up fighting right up to the minute the cessation of hostilities is to take effect. >> reporter: we have the cessation of hostilities, which is now technically in place. will it be respected, big question. we also have the other part of
the plan from the u.s. and the russians which is more aid deliveries, more aid going to besieged areas. that has been mentioned by several ambassadors at this meeting and by mr staffan de mistura. if you get progress on those two distinct tracts in the coming days, then mr staffan de mistura said those peace talks that collapsed earlier it this year in geneva will be revived al jazeera diplomatic james bays reporting for the u.n. the conflict in syria forced millions of people to leave their homes and many of them are concept dal that the truce will succeed. our correspondent reports-- sceptical that the truce will succeed. >> reporter: a new wave of refugees reaches the towns of azzza. they escaped the aleppo province in recent days. for many here the idea of a truce or ceasefire is
meaningless. >> translation: this truce is an open game. the world is conspiring against us. this is a deal between the russians and the americans. >> translation: what is this talk of a truce? since when have ceasefires worked? okay, so these people here went back and got hit, who is going to be responsible. we're going to stay here. we are not going back. >> reporter: the complexities of syria's war are over shadowing the possible pause in fighting. the main rebel groups have expressed deep distrust of the plan while others doubt that it will work. >> translation: the fact that al-nusra is not included in this agreement allows russia and the bashar al-assad forces to target the opposition under the pretense that they were attacking areas controlled by al-nusra front. >> reporter: life inside syria goes on. people and this marketplace in the city of aleppo are
indifferent. five years of heavy bombardment and air raids have hardened them. >> translation: russia is a war criminal, so is bashar al-assad. who do we rely on? the international community? we don't trust the international community. aleppo is being destroyed and innocent civilians are being killed while the russian air raids continue. >> reporter: there is little hope that the cessation of hostilities will bring peace >> reporter: the main opposition is saying it is ready to accept a two week truce. it says russia is a direct party to the conflict while turkey warns the plan is not binding if it is own security is threatened another attack in somalia, the second in two days. police say al-shabab gunmen stormed into the hotel in the capital. 14 people died, including nine civilians and five gunmen. a suicide bomber rammed his car
pyongyang for its nuclear program and as al jazeera's harry wawcett reports, it will be up to china to do most of the works >> reporter: after weeks of talks the u.s. announced a deal had been done with china to seek strong sanctions against north korea >> today in response to the dprk's repeat nuclear test and subsequent prescribed ballistic missile launch, the u.s. tabled a draft u.n. security council resolution that if adopted would break new ground and represent the strongest set of sanctions imposed by the security council in more than two decade. >> reporter: the sanctions would include a series of first, all cargo being searched, banning sales of aviation fuel including rocket fuel and limiting popg's ability to export coles and
other minerals which account for 40% of the country's export revenues. apparently some of that is happening with ships denying entry and coal deliveries drying up. there is a provision to let such exports through if they're judged to be for livelihood. >> translation: ultimately we have to go through negotiations just as in the case of uranium. >> reporter: just last october beijing sent one of its highest ranking official. north korea's decision since to pretty on with the nuclear test and rocket launchs appears refrozen the relationship. an extra push coming from the talks tail light haa did.
>> south korea has been more stri denied to take actions against north korea. also it is relationship with the south taking under a very difficult period >> reporter: this, of course, is not the first time sanction been imposed. most recently in 2013. the talk then as of now was of their toughness >> the resolution tabled totted will take the u.n. sanctions imposed on north korea to the next level >> reporter: three years later there is a sense of familiarity to all this. north korea has after all made the pursuit of nuclear weapons an unshakeable national priority. there are arms control experts who recommend engagement trying to freeze north korea's program where at the time rather than trying to roll it back through external pressure. for now increasing that pressure is the plan testing north korea's resistance once again polls have officially closed in iran. they held parliamentary
elections toed and at least 28 million people turned out to vote. jonah hull reports on the poll. >> reporter: the queue of voters stretched around the block. turn out has been high. in the capital that should favor the list of moderates and reformists. this man is on the list amongst a shawler group. >> translation: the next parliament should reform the law on foreign investment, banking, social security as well as the labor laws. in my opinion these major laws need to be modified very fast. >> reporter: this mosque serves as a polling station. no order mosque. it was here that the revolutionarys spread their message over monarchy more than 35 years ago. what that happens now when a
conservative candidate turns up to vote. get to the back of the queue they cry. in tehran reformists and moderatists are expected to hold sway >> i would like to have a better economy, a better life, friendship all over the world >> reporter: yet conservative support remains strong elsewhere. this was supreme leader casting his vote. the choice is being made here broadly between conservatives and the moderate reformist block could well determine whether iran moves towards greater tolerance, openness and much needed economic reform, but in a system geared towards the ultimate power of religious conservative im, old thinking and the status quo remain deeply entrenched. this woman said the u.s. could not be trusted. >> translation: they keep
insulting us. we came forward with honestiy and negotiated and came to an agreement. yet they keep threaten aring us. we are not afraid of threats. >> reporter: this election is a test of policies of the moderate president. he settled the nuclear issue and had sanctions lifted around he is likely to get a show of support for that. no-one is expecting a country wide landslide up next rising water. the controversial plan to flood parts of the ever glads and whether the people behind it thinks it's not clear. the workplace shooting, what we know now about the man who opened fire at a manufacturing plant in kansas. and we show you like no-one else can. this is our american story. this is america tonight.
they were once rivals and now on the same team. chris christie endorsed donald trump for the g.o.p. presidential nomination. >> there is no-one who is better prepared to provide america with the strong leadership that it needs both at home and around the world than donald trump. he is looking at the five people on the stage last night, the clear stand out and the person who will do exactly what needs to be done to make america a leader around the world again christie is the first sitting governor to endorse the billionaire businessman. democratic voters in sclooip head-- south carolina head to
the polls tomorrow. al jazeera's correspondent has this story >> reporter: hillary clinton has south carolina locked up with strong support from blacks who make up 28% of the population in about half the state's democrats >> we need' new and comprehensive commitment to equity and opportunity for black communities. >> thank you. >> reporter: bernie sanders seems to have the attention of south carolina's young black invite voters. when we talk about inequality, it goes without saying that the african-american community is suffering even more. >> bernie sanders's message about debt from college loans, income inequality, all of those things resonate with young people who feel that the system is corrupt >> reporter: on the campus of the college here members of the
student body are listening intently to both campaigns >> down here really right now on a mission to try and support secretary clinton's elected in the primary this year. >> i feel that bernie sanders is for our people. i feel he is going to fight to get the low income families and those of low income more money and jobs. i feel that he is for equality for our people and separates him from the other candidates. >> reporter: jamie harrison is the chairman of the party and the first african american to hold the position >> if you're looking at the world in a different way than something of 40 something like me or someone who is a senior. so it is incumbent upon all of us to make sure that we're addressing the needs and concerns of everybody >> reporter: regardless of the outcome this weekend, people are not shy about their opinions and the candidates are counting on
first-time and young voters like no other time in history president obama is calling for more stringent gun policies in the wake of yesterday's workplace shooting in kansas. he called on the media to pay more attention to the mass shootings say they shouldn't be routine >> as long as i hold this office i will keep on bringing this up, even if it's not getting the same attention that it should three people were killed in the latest shootings, 14 others wounded. al jazeera's john henry smith has that report >> reporter: police say it was late afternoon when 38 year old cedric ford began randomly shooting people from his car. hours after he was served with an order of protection, 38-year-old cedric ford began randomly shooting other drivers from his car leaving two people wounded. then they say the painter and excel industries headed to his
job. 150 employees were on duty at the plant. >> the gun was strapped to him. he was ready to go. >> there was a report of a shooting in a parking lot of excel and then the report came out of about an active shooter inside excel >> we heard a pop pop and we thought it was metal falling on the ground and then a door is opened, people started screaming and coming out saying going to the front. >> reporter: three died and a dozen were injured before police were able to stop him. >> there was a particular law enforcement here in hesston that responded right away. even though he took fire, he went inside of that place and saved multiple lives >> reporter: that officer acting alone reportedly shot and killed ford. later ford's home was surrounded but no-one was found inside >> i cannot believe that the guy that shot people up lived right across the street from us >> reporter: me was a father of two and a record of criminal
offences in florida and kansas ranging from drug violence to domestic violence. earlier this month four posted video-- he posted a video of himself shooting a weapon into a field and pose posted pictures with arms back in january. people say they didn't say this coming who knew him >> i wouldn't have thought in a million year he would have done this. he talked to me today, this afternoon. >> heap was a nigh guy when i worked with him. >> reporter: john hen ee smith the new dean at the university of pens veinian-- pennsylvania says he left the university at austin
michigan governor rick snyder signed a 30 million dollar plan today to reimburse flint residents with part of their water bills. unpaid charges for those things will also be forgiven and late fees will be dropped. >> this is to again give relief to the citizens of flint for water that they shouldn't have to pay for. it should also help stability of flint and the water system according to the detroit free press and news, emails show them urging issues regarding of the dangers of flint rivers. emails also show the government knew about an outbreak of legionnaires disease near flint around the same time of the city's water switch. the residents say they were
never informed until months later. now they wonder whether more could have been done to prevent at least nine deaths. >> reporter: terry nelson and her husband were high school sweet hearts who spent 22 years living in the quiet community 10 mills west of flint. >> he was so happy then. that was good. >> reporter: they lived far enough outside the city. they thought they wouldn't be affected by flint's contaminated water. when flint switched its water source from the great lakes to the polluted flint river in 2014 residents first experienced bacteria and chemicals in their drinking water and later discovered led. now that tainted water is being blamed for yet another public health crisis. when her husband passed away over the summer, terry suspected it was his contact with flint water that led to his sudden death.
she believes her husband was exposed to contaminated water while he was receiving cancer treatment at a flint hospital >> i'm just lying to tell him i'm doing okay. i tell him that all the time. -- i'm just telling him i'm doing okay. >> reporter: legionnaires a disease was a factor in his death >> he never went anywhere in flint, but i would say getting his cancer treatments from the hospital where the only places i knew that came in contact with flint water. >> reporter: the respiratory infection is caused when water is breathed into the lungs. she didn't know about the deaths of at least 8 others were part of an unprecedented legionnaires out break in michigan. newly released reports reveals
the bacteria sickened more than 80 people in that same county during much of the time span when flint's water source was questionable and causing other health problems. terry says she was kept in the dark >> why wasn't there more proactive information given to the public at that time? >> because we didn't have a story to tell. >> reporter: this man heads of health department. he says government health officials first noticed a spike in cases in the summer of 2014. he says the data was available publicly but saw no reason to make a major announcement. >> what is the point of presenting information to the public that is numbers where you don't have a connection or something that they can do. >> reporter: is it a convince in your mind that there was a lesion airs outbreak? >> no. it's what we expect >> reporter: mark edwards is the engineer whose extensive water research and testing in flint
revealed problems in the drinking water. in 2014 his team also tested for and found legionella in flint water. without a special treatment to reduce the corrosive properties, one would expect to see higher numbers of bacteria. that's what his team discovered? of the water >> when we looked in big buildings, we found a lot. the combination of the theory which we had already proven in the laboratory, plus the field sampling, plu now the documented-- throughs now the documented, it is indisputable that an outbreak occurred. you might want to nope what changed. this was a compelling case relating to the water >> reporter: edward says he cannot say with certain what caused the aoutbreak, he blames government officials for damaging flint's water the democratic presidential candidates will be facing off in
flint during a gate on 6 march ahead of primary michigan. after a record rainfall in january, the u.s. army is now working to alleviate inned conditions in floor dachlt for the first time they're releasing water to ever glad's national park. the move is killing fish and ruining the areas ecosystem. >> reporter: from the shore and from the air the view can be striking, but it's exactly what charter boat captain josh wants to see >> it's disgusting brown, nasty. it looks like poop water. it's normally nice, clear aqua, you can see through it >> reporter: a tide of murky brown water. you can see flowing into canals and rivers across south florida. all coming from the lake. record rain has pushed the lake to its limit. worried the dykes may fail.
the engineers opened the floodgates a rare move this time of year and released billions of gallons of water, most of it run off from farms, filled with chemicals and fertiliser. >> we're having to weigh public safety considerations versus environmental considerations. we feel the public considerations outweigh those environment k >> reporter: it says it threatens the ecology and economy. it is blamed for killing fish an possibly jobs. the 3 billion dollar a year tourist industry rmz on clear water >>. it is costing us our environment, marine life >> there is your dead finish. >> reporter: tourists are now cancelling trips. his charter boat business mass dropped by a third this year. >> i don't know how much more i can handle.
ouk only get hit so many times before you get up >> reporter: this water has angered so many people down here that the mayors from this area have gone to washington looking for help. >> reporter: what is it you do want them to do? >> fix the dyke. fix it. it sounds simple, but the cost to do that is extremely high. >> reporter: leaders urged law makers this week to fast trab track projects that would strengthen the lake. many say the money already spent is not enough >> the river in this area has brought so much joy and happiness to my life. i don't want it to end. that's what we're fighting for >> reporter: a fight up stream, he says, to clear these troubled waters a warning from the united nations. certain species of wild bees are shrinking and that could impact the world food supply.
ireland is voting to elect a new government, but early polls suggest a clear winner is unlikely. voters are torn between fears of political instability and the urge for change after years of austerity. our correspondent reports from dublin. >> reporter: ireland is a nation divided. the last five years have brought pain and prosperity. the governing coalition has promised much. this one is hoping to serve two cock sentive terms. wichlt we expect as many people as possible to vote and cast their voits. it is their constitutional responsibility and duty >> reporter: the main opposition party are hoping for an election recovery. the party was once among the most powerful in europe back-up was swept from office soon after the financial krosh. island's fortunes may have
changed, but the country is still anxiously fixated on the economic help. >> i think it is important to keep the companies in the country >> there are people outside who haven't seen the benefits of the recovery yet. >> reporter: it's six years sints ireland were the brink of bankruptcy got a bail out from international lenders. now the country has the fastest growing economy in the european union. not without cuts in education, housing just a few. people are desperate for change. thousands of people have protested against water issues. the outgoing government say that austerity is over but the after shocks of the crisis are still being felt.
many angry voters are expected to turn on those in power making it harder than ever to form a strong coalition. >> i think it's going to be really difficult to form a stable government and i certainly wouldn't be shocked if we had another election over the coming months. the greatest risk and challenge to ireland's recovery is political instability and important policy making. >> reporter: when the votes are counted, the difficult job of coalition building begins. it may be the smaller parties and independent candidates who are called upon to share power. ireland's political landscape is changing to avoid a stale mate, the next government could be a coalition of the many it is the end of an era for f.i.f.a., the govern body for world soccer. federations voted today to elect a new president. the winner will try to list the organization out of a cloud of
scandals. >> reporter: chosen by f.i.f.a. as the man to lead them into a new cleaner future gianni infantino. the swiss was only standing for f.i.f.a. president because his boss was banned for corruption. he was not the favorite. his intense lobbying across the globe over the past few weeks worked. he won 115 votes in the first vote to go to a second round over 40 years. that was that intense >> we will restore the image and respect of f.i.f.a. and everyone in the world will applaud us and all of you for what we will do in f.i.f.a. in the future. we have to be proud of f.i.f.a. and everyone has to be proud of f.i.f.a. and what we will do together.
>> reporter: an extraordinary rides to the biggest job in world football for the man who was secretary general of uafa. he has a huge job to stable an organization that became rotten to the core. his election pledge of 5 million dollars per federation raises questions of how an organization 550 million dollars under their target for the year can afford it. disappointment from the asian confederation chief who thought he had more than enough votes. some of his pledges didn't come there. some africever-- if he had been elected questionss over his human rights record which brought protesters to congress may have left a shadow over f.i.f.a. it can barely afford. 207 national representatives came to zurich knowing it was crucial they got this right and pushed through the reforms the
organization desperately needed. 89% of them agreed to do so. they hope it will be enough to satisfy the u.s. and swiss authorities who wanted f.i.f.a. radically over hauled. after the glory gianni infantino will need to work tyrelessly to ensure the world that he can be trusted changing the future of film. why the quality of independent movies is putting pressure on the big studios.
there is a new plan to grow food that could eliminate the need for meat and it would also be good for the environment. >> reporter: some say we are what we eat, but what if what way ate changed radically. using artificial intelligence and state-of-the-art technology a food tech start-up is making plant-based food that replicates the taste texture and even smell of animal-based products by coping their molecular structure. what is this? >> this is not milk >> reporter: what is it made out of? >> a couple of seeds over here, you are going so see these, sesam e seeds as well
>> reporter: this chemist says it has the same traditional value as dairy milk. this scientist is responsible for the team's silent partner a computer that constructs the molecular structure of food. >> it is trained to learn what's happening in this molecular components that create the special perception of flavour and texture on every different product >> reporter: vegetable-based version of meat products are not new, but this software has no registered match. they argue that plants use less land, less water and fewer resources than livestock. which according to united nations is a major contributor to greenhouse gasses >> if we were to start from scratch and we wanted to figure out the best way or the most
efficient way to deliver nutrition to the 7.1 billion people in this planet, the answer wouldn't be animals. science would tell you to do something different. >> reporter: but what about the no small matter of taste? our own taste test determined that the not milk, which will paracel for the half milk for almond or other alternative milks tastes like a sweeter cream ier regular milk but with less qualities. >> reporter: that tastes great, but the cheese you can work on more. the not company's product which will soon include not hot dogs should be in chile in the shelves next month. >> it will improve climate change. climate change will determine our lives from here to 30 years from now. gentleman perhaps, but in the short-term the determining
factor will likely be the taste of consumers hollywood is gearing up for its biggest day of the year, the oscars, but the future of film making may not be in those l.a. studios. super fans are honoring their favorite movies by remaking them and they're getting so good some studios are taking legal action. >> reporter: fans love to make films. we're talking super fans here. take one favorite movie add your own twist but cheap and cheerful. not any more. >> we had about a million dollars >> reporter: the captain here director of a star trek fan film. the short movie was so popular he started making a full length see equal with cash from fans complete crew, cast, even a full set and sound stage, but this production has come out of warp speed because of a legal battle with star trek's owners
>> it has given the fans the opportunity of filling holes in the universe of their favorite franchise that they haven't been able to do before. i think people are amazed at the quality of most fan films these days. i've seen fan filmss that are five minutes long that look as good as any tv movie or film out there. >> reporter: they're all out in the universe. lucas film holds awards every year to the best fan films. >> it is so easy to get them out there. you have to go through the funding step, but who needs the bank manager. you have social media, crowd funding. you get the cash and the sky is the limit. then there's the equipment. broadcast quality gear is readily available these days. even smart phones are filming not just in hd but in 4k2. everyone is a potential film maker. gets some friends along, you've got yourself a crew. then there is sdrshgs, cinema.
forget that. you've got the internet. immediate transmission and immediate feedback >> just because the people are the tools doesn't mean they're going to use them correctly. >> reporter: this man has directed many fan films. he made his own version of the punisher, complete with the star of the original proper movie and his adult take on power rangers has had more than 17 million views so far. for him it's all about making a statement. >> what i try to do when i make fan films ever so often is i will try to infuse some sort of idea into this, some sort of big idea within the mythology. >> reporter: for most fans it is all just a bit of fun, a bit of a hobby. they keep the film's spirits alive. whether the box office agrees is another story thank you for watching. next news news just a few week ago.
now they are the best of political buddies. it is the latest surprise in this wild put race. donald trump getting a ringing endorsement from former rival, chris christie. the most significant endorsement from the republican front runner. al jazeera, heidi zhou-castro is in text, heidi, 155 gop delegates up for grabs in texas pz what's th.what's the state oy tonight? >> reporter: you're absolutely right, paul. texas with the sheer number of delegates certainly is a hard fought prize. there was no fighting on the stage shared with donald trump and chris christie christie was one of trump's harshest critics, probably one of