Inspired By Swift Boat Campaign That Upended Father's Presidential Bid, Alexandra Kerry Creates Media Campaign
Huffington Post - over 4 years
When Alexandra Kerry first learned that a group of Vietnam veterans had started a smear campaign against her father, she was standing in front of a bank of televisions in a Los Angeles airport, and couldn't help thinking that the spectacle wasn't just perplexing and concerning, but also weirdly interesting culturally.
Kerry had just finished film school, where she'd made a short film about a girl who loses her father in the Vietnam War, and before that she went to Brown University, where she'd taken courses like "Cinema and Memory" and "Approaches to Narrative."
"What I thought was interesting was how the news story was looping itself," she said recently. "The five television screens were perpetuating the story."
Eight years, two presidential elections and many media cycles later, Kerry, a 38-year-old filmmaker, is promoting a project that she hopes could give rise to a pro-Obama version of the swift boat phenomenon. She and friend Amanda Griscom Little, a journalist
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