Cool! Edward Norton made an Obama documentary! The documentary will feature what Norton calls "a new generation of leadership." The documentary chronicles Obama's rise to the top! This documentary has not yet been released in the US, to avoid any issue of electioneering or tainting the elections.
Long before President-elect Barack Obama had even made up his mind to run for the highest office in the land, Edward Norton and his Class 5 Films production company were already documenting the Senator’s life. The 39-year-old actor said that he became inspired by Obama’s 2004 speech at the National Democratic Convention and felt inspired to capture someone from his generation — and not his parent’s — inspiring so many and rising in leadership.
They began shooting footage before Obama’s declaration of candidacy to become the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nominee. Emanuel, who guided the sales of Sacha Baron Cohen’s pseudo-docs "Borat" and "Bruno," and the Michael Moore docs "Sicko" and "Fahrenheit 9/11," has been an outspoken supporter of Obama. The brother of Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) has organized meet-and-greets in Hollywood and hosted fund-raisers for Obama. Norton, a longtime Endeavor client, has also been a supporter, reportedly donating to Obama’s campaigns.
Norton says, “We’re making a historical record and not something to play a role in the election, so we have an agreement that this is something we won’t talk a lot about or publicize until the election is over. I can’t really comment on our access to Obama because it’s part of our arrangement with the campaign, but it’s a fascinating thing to be able to be documenting. We’ll have an opportunity to talk about that process when it’s all unfolded but we kind of have to stay off the record about it until it’s all resolved.”