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When Hillary Clinton took the stage Thursday to make history at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, a video of her life and accomplishments was played beforehand that was produced by A-list Hollywood talent.
Clinton, the first female to be a presidential nominee for a major U.S. party, had her story told by Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Scandal, the campaign confirmed in an emailed statement.
“It is an honor to provide America with an intimate portrait of Hillary,” Rhimes said in the statement. “Everyone already knows the powerhouse — now, with this piece, everyone will also get to know the person.”
Producer Betsy Beers also worked on the video. The 12-minute film is narrated by Morgan Freeman and features interviews with former President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama and a 9/11 survivor and first responder, as well as a childhood friend of the candidate, according to the campaign.
J.J. Abrams produced the introduction video for first lady Michelle Obama that was shown on Tuesday at the convention.
Jon Voight narrated a similar video for Donald Trump when the billionaire businessman accepted the GOP presidential nomination last week in Cleveland.
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