Director: Nick Broomfield & Joan Churchill | UK 2011 | 90 min
"No matter if Sarah Palin ends up throwing herself into the presidential race or not, it is amazing how close she has come to the White House." These are the words of the director Nick Broomfield about his much courted subject in his latest documentary. And even if we now know that Palin, after "prayerful consideration", decided not to pursue the presidential dream this time round, the film is still a highly topical and frightening portrayal of a ruthless character and an American extreme right wing. Inspired by Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock, we are there when Nick Broomfield ("Kurt and Courtney") with his usual interactive and self-reflective style and equipped with his faithful boom microphone sets out to Palin's home town of Wasilla in an attempt to interview her. Here, he meets her family, friends and a local population, all of them split between those who idolise her and those that merely see her as a popular high school student doing prom queen politics.
Sarah Palin - You Betcha (UK, 2011, 90 min.)
Director: Nick Broomfield & Joan Churchill.