An exclusive preview of a new documentary on the rise of Sarah Palin and her tenure as governor of Alaska aired on Fox News Channel's "Hannity" on Wednesday night.
Earlier this week, Real Clear Politics reported on the film, which is set to premiere in Iowa next month.
Although Palin is not interviewed directly, the film features on-camera interviews and commentaries from 10 Alaskans who played different roles in her political rise, as well as six Lower 48 denizens who defend her in more visceral terms, including prominent conservative firebrands Mark Levin, Andrew Breitbart and Tammy Bruce.
The filmmaker behind the work, Stephen Bannon, said in a statement, "This film is a call to action for a campaign like 1976: Reagan vs. the establishment. Let's have a good old-fashioned brouhaha."
The AP reports:
Palin asked an aide to reach out to Bannon about making videos on her time as Alaska's governor; Bannon wound up making a movie instead, reported on the website Real Clear Politics, which broke the news of the film.
Stapleton, the former spokesperson, said she has seen a rough cut, which she said married interviews with Palin insiders with media accounts from that time to provide an "accurate portrayal of her record."
News of the film has reignited speculation that Palin may ultimately launch a campaign for president in 2012.
Below, a preview of the documentary via Fox News.