HBO to Air Documentary of Barack Obama's Campaign


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HBO bought the rights to air the behind-the-scenes of Barack Obama's presidential campaign that was shot starting two years ago.

The presidential campaign of the newly-elected Barack Obama will be compiled in a documentary which will be aired by HBO. The network have secured the rights to have the campaign's behind-the-scenes from Edward Norton's production company for reportedly at least $1 million.

Directed by Amy Rice, the documentary is a year-long plan that Norton's company had initiated before Obama was even in to run for the presidential this year. Rice and a fellow director Alicia Sams reportedly saw a potential in the Democrat when his campaign became a success and they started filming in August 2006 when Obama was in a 15-day trip to Africa.

Sam Pollard who was behind HBO's Hurricane Katrina documentary "When the Levees Broke", will be the editor while others from Obama's camp such as the campaign staff, friends and family contribute to the content. HBO define the documentary as "American politics and culture through the prism of (Obama's) candidacy." The filming will continue until Obama's inauguration on January 20 and will be aired sometime next spring.

Obama was officially elected as the 44th president of United States after winning over Republican John McCain in the votes held on November 4. He therefore, becomes the first leader of the nation who is of African-American descent. Below is his November-7 video of his first press confrence since being elected.



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