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Pro-Palin Film Set for Release in Iowa

May 25, 2011
Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin

A film lauding Sarah Palin will open next month in Iowa theaters in another sign that the former Alaska governor may jump into the presidential race.

The existence of "The Undefeated," a two-hour feature by conservative filmmaker Stephen Bannon, was reported Tuesday by and confirmed by CNN Wednesday.

Palin and her staff approached Bannon, who had made a documentary on the Tea Party movement, after the 2010 elections and asked him to make a series of videos on her record in Alaska.

He instead financed and produced a full-length movie celebrating Palin's rise to power in Alaska, her brief governorship and her sudden national fame as John McCain's running mate in 2008.

With Palin's help, Bannon got access to allies in Alaska and footage dating back to her time on the Wasilla City Council.

Sarah and Todd Palin had a private screening last week in Arizona, where their daughter Bristol now lives and they are rumored to be seeking a home, CNN confirmed.

A Palin adviser reaffirmed Tuesday she is still "seriously considering" a presidential run.

Source: Copyright United Press International 2011

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