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HBO snaps up Obama doc

HBO has acquired the U.S. television rights to an untitled Barack Obama documentary, produced by Edward Norton's production company Class 5 Films. Directed by Amy Rice and Alicia Sams, the film follows Obama as he campaigns for president. The filmmakers, that were granted unprecedented access, began filming the project in 2006.
November 10, 2008

HBO has acquired the U.S. television rights to an untitled Barack Obama documentary, produced by Edward Norton’s production company Class 5 Films. Directed by Amy Rice and Alicia Sams, the film follows Obama as he campaigns for president. The filmmakers, that were granted unprecedented access, began filming the project in 2006.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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