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The Obama campaign on Wednesday offered a sneak peek at a new 17-minute documentary about the president's first three years in office that is expected to be released in full next week.
The film is a high-profile effort by the Obama reelection team to excite supporters—as well as beef up its campaign mailing list—ahead of November's general election, and comes at a time when most of the political news cycle has been dominated by the ongoing GOP presidential primary. Politico reports the film will show at Obama campaign events around the country.
The campaign posted a two-minute trailer for the film on YouTube, generating some online buzz before the full release. The project certainly doesn't run away from conservative portrayals of Obama as a favorite of Hollywood: The film is directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) and narrated by ultimate A-lister Tom Hanks.
If the trailer is any indication, the film makes heavy use of the Ken Burns effect and features interviews with Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Rahm Emanuel and Austan Goolsbee. The trailer focuses on Obama's early response to the economic crisis and the assassination of Osama Bin Laden.
Here's the trailer: