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Amy Rice, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama



Two years before Barack Obama announced his candidacy for President of the United States, New York-based filmmaker Amy Rice had the idea to begin filming the career of the then-junior senator from Illinois. In the lead-up to the general election, Amy and her co-director, Alicia Sams, were granted unprecedented access to the inner-workings of the campaign that landed Obama the presidency in 2008. The nearly three years on the road culminated in the feature documentary film By the People: The Election of Barack Obama. The documentary, which was produced by actor Edward Norton's Class 5 films, has now been nominated for three Emmys, including Best Director, Non-Fiction Special and Editing. Host Marisa Mazria-Katz asks Rice about the film and the process that led to its completion (14 minutes).
 

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