Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, best known for shooting documentaries on evangelical Christians and presidential candidate George W. Bush, may have found the subject of her next film: her mother, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
On Friday, the younger Pelosi shot video of her mother at her weekly news conference as the speaker refused to answer questions from the media about her claim that the CIA lied to Congress about the Bush administration’s interrogation program.
The camera Pelosi used is a “cuts” camera that the speaker’s office has prohibited credentialed media from using during her briefings.
Pelosi’s office prohibited the “cuts” camera, which is used to get shots not covered by a straight-on camera, because it argued there is not enough space and would have to start limiting attendance at the news conference to one journalist per organization.
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