A filmmaker is re-enacting depositions of Hillary Clinton staffers currently underway in an eight-part series to protest the Democratic presidential hopeful’s successful attempt to persuade the judge to block the release of the original deposition footage to protect her campaign.
Using court documents, filmmaker Phelim McAleer is providing a bit of “verbatim theater” for audiences interested in seeing how the Clinton depositions are playing out.
From an Indiegogo page set up to support the project:
The depositions are being filmed, but Hillary’s lawyers have managed to persuade the judge to block the release of the tapes in case they are used to make her look bad in the election!
This is amazing and unacceptable–that films, showing the truth are being blocked from the American people, especially in the run-up to an election.
But we have a way around this. George Orwell described journalism as “something somebody somewhere doesn’t want published.” So we are going to commit a series of acts of journalism.
While he has shortened the testimony, the filmmaker says the script is straight from government-provided documents.
“The original deposition was six hours, so we had to shorten it to make it palatable, but we didn’t do a Katie Couric on it,” McAleer told Hollywood Reporter.
The first of McAleer’s eight-part series, featuring 30-year Clinton flunky Cheryl Mills, was released Thursday.
If you’re interested in helping McAleer finish the project, you can donate here.
We’ll publish upcoming films in the series as they’re released. Stay Tuned.