Filmmaker scraps Hillary Clinton documentary
WASHINGTON (AFP) - An Oscar-winning filmmaker has abandoned a planned documentary on Hillary Clinton, following an outcry from Republicans who argued the film would promote the former secretary of state's presidential run.
Filmmaker Charles Ferguson said on a blog on the Huffington Post that criticism from both Democrats and Republicans made it difficult to produce the film for CNN.
"When I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film," he wrote.
"Not Democrats, not Republicans - and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, wants access to the Clintons, or dreams of a position in a Hillary Clinton administration... After approaching well over a hundred people, only two persons who had ever dealt with Mrs. Clinton would agree to an on-camera interview, and I suspected that even they would back out."