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07/16/2013 02:29 pm ET Updated Jul 16, 2013

'Our Nixon' Trailer Reveals Never-Before-Seen Footage Of 37th President's Controversial Legacy (VIDEO)

The forthcoming film "Our Nixon" promises to provide a unique look at Richard Nixon's presidency through hundreds of hours of never-before-seen footage shot by his closest advisers.

Time got its hands on a new preview of the movie on Tuesday. Watch it above.

Filmed on Super 8 video cameras, the footage -- shot by aides H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, all of whom would eventually serve jail sentences for their role in the Watergate scandal -- had been seized by FBI officials, where it had remained in the bureau's custody for nearly 40 years.

Director and Co-Producer Penny Lane and her documentary team got their hands on hundreds of reels of the home movies and turned it into a film that has been hailed for providing unprecedented insight into the internal workings of Nixon's abbreviated presidency.

"Our Nixon" is set for limited release on Aug. 30 and will premiere on CNN on Aug. 1.

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