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Sarah Palin Gets Another Doc, This One Courtesy of Nick Broomfield

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire June 27, 2011 at 4:07AM

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").
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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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