Campaign documentary touts Obama’s first term
President Obama’s re-election campaign plans to release a 17minute documentary next week about his time in the Oval Office.
Campaign manager Jim Messina says the documentary was directed by Davis Guggenheim, whose credits include the Academy Awardwinning “An Inconvenient Truth,” about Al Gore’s globalwarming campaign.
Mr. Messina says the documentary will “put into perspective the enormous challenges that the nation faced when the president took office and the strides we’ve made together.”
Campaigns frequently release documentary films to reach voters and amplify the narrative of a candidate’s message. In 1992, TV producers Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-thomason helped create “The Man From Hope,” a campaign biography of Bill Clinton.