Rare Obama Video Surfaces

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On Oct. 27, 1993, a 32-year-old Chicago lawyer, Barack Obama, was interviewed by an aspiring filmmaker who wanted to make a documentary about African-American role models. That movie never got made, but the 12-minute interview is just now surfacing in a video, "Becoming Barack: Evolution of a Leader."

Video of Obama before his Illinois State Senate days is rare, but those dozen minutes weren't enough to carry a stand-alone film. Los Angeles-based executive producer Stuart A. Goldman added newly shot interviews with people from Obama's days in Chicago as a community organizer and lawyer, an interview with his half sister shot during Obama's 2006 visit to Kenya and other material to create the DVD. It will be released on Aug. 11.

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