Director of Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ tapped for pro-Obama documentary

President Obama’s reelection campaign plans to release a 17-minute documentary promoting the success of his first term in office, the campaign announced Wednesday.

The documentary director is Davis Guggenheim, the filmmaker behind former Democratic Vice President Al Gore’s Oscar-winning global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” Guggenheim also helped produce the 30-minute Obama infomercial for Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008.

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The campaign said a trailer for the mini-movie will be released this week, and the documentary will screen for supporters at various campaign events. According to the campaign, the documentary is an effort to push Obama’s message without waiting for Republicans to choose a nominee to run against.

The documentary will “put into perspective the enormous challenges that the nation faced when the president took office and the strides we’ve made together,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said on a press call.