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June 27, 2011 4:07 AM
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Sarah Palin Gets Another Doc, This One Courtesy of Nick Broomfield

Sarah Palin speaking at a rally in Elon, NC during the 2008 Presidential Campaign. [Photo credit: Therealbs2002 via Wiki.]

Is there room for two Sarah Palin documentaries this year? On the one end there's the Palin-sanctioned feature, "The Undefeated," crafted to boost her pre-presidential campaign (the film world premieres tomorrow in Pella, Iowa with Palin in attendance). On the other? A decidedly different take on the former Alaska Governor by Britain's favorite documentary troublemaker, Nick Broomfield ("Kurt & Courtney," "Biggie & Tupac").

His as-yet-untitled film reportedly critically examines Palin via interviews with her parents, friends and ex-colleagues, ex-brother-lin-law Mike Wooten and many others. It's set to screen for buyers next week in Los Angeles and may premiere as soon as September at the Toronto International Film Festival. [Hat Tip: THR]

Below, find a clip from the sure-to-be controversial film. In it, Broomfield interviews Alaska's former legislative director John Bitney and former state senate president Lyda Green, both of whom describe Palin's penchant for texting on her Blackberry during important meetings and legislative sessions.


Previously on indieWIRE:

Sarah Palin Sanctions "Joan of Arc" Doc to Counter HBO Biopic

Early Reviews for Sarah Palin Doc "Undefeated": A Conservative Critic Calls it "Excruciating"

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3 Comments

  • renee | June 27, 2011 7:28 AMReply

    What is it about Palin that so many people need to attack her? Even someone not from this country feels the need to cash in on her and her name. Why don't you leave her alone? She has every right to do what she is doing; if she's not your cup of tea--don't vote for her! Making money is not a crime or a sin. What i give her, I freely give. There are those who use her name and image to fill their own bank accounts, and then criticize her. Get a job of your own and stop using others in a hate fest used to generate money for yourselves.

  • Brandt Hardin | June 27, 2011 6:54 AMReply

    Sarah will never sell herself short. This film is simply another publicity stunt to make Palin what she really wants…. not the presidency, but cold hard CASH. Palin is for $ale and is making it rich on your dime with every book, speaking engagement, and movie ticket that markets her image and sells her looks (it’s certainly not her choice of words which got her this far.) Check out this very scandalous portrait of her erotically rolling in the dough on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/06/ecstasy-of-sarah-palin_15.html

  • Carlton West | June 27, 2011 5:13 AMReply

    Nick who? Never heard of that sissy Brit. Who is backing him? Oh, right: Phenaeus v MacLachlan & Onthophagus g Fabricious; who else? But it's too late to trot out the old rancid gang of Alaska ankle-biters. Gov. Palin's e-mails have proven her to be an effective, engaged Governor.