Trailer for Obama campaign movie ‘The Road We’ve Traveled’ released (VIDEO)


The Obama campaign released a trailer Thursday for a documentary-style film coming out next week that chronicles the president's first term in office.

"The Road We've Traveled" is a 17-minute film produced by Davis Guggenheim, who directed Obama's infomercial released just before the 2008 election and former Vice President Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," CBS News reported.

The trailer doesn't reveal much, save that the film is narrated by Tom Hanks and features a wide cast of first-term characters, the Huffington Post reported.

In interviews, senior strategist David Axelrod, former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Vice President Joe Biden and others recall the behind-the-scenes discussions about the economic crisis, health care reform, the auto industry bailout and the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, CNN reported.

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Even Elizabeth Warren, the consumer protection advocate turned Massachusetts Senate candidate who clashed with the president's economic team, makes a cameo, discussing the dangers of not bailing out the auto industry, according to the Huffington Post.

Breaking up the interviews are now-iconic images of the president accepting the nomination in Denver and speaking in Grant Park on election night. It also includes close-ups of Obama and his White House team in what appears to be exceptionally tense meetings, CNN reported.

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Campaign manager Jim Messina told reporters that the documentary will “put into perspective the enormous challenges that the nation faced when the president took office and the strides we’ve made together," the Washington Post reported.

Such documentaries are not new. Bill Clinton released “The Man From Hope,” produced by “Designing Women” director Harry Thomason, at the 1992 Democratic National Convention, according to the Post.

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