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'Death of a President'

A new British film looks back at the fictional assassination of George W. Bush in 2007. Whoa.
 
 
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Wow... According to the UK Guardian, a fictional retrospective film chronicling the 2007 assassination of President Bush will air on UK television this fall.

The 90-minute, documentary-style film -- appropriately titled "Death of a President" -- will be broadcast on digital channel More4 in October:

The drama takes the form of a fictional documentary looking back at the assassination of Mr Bush in October 2007, after he has delivered a speech to business leaders in Chicago.

When Mr Bush arrives in the city he is confronted by a massive demonstration against the Iraq war and is gunned down by a sniper as he leaves the venue. The hunt for Mr Bush's killer focuses on a Syrian-born man, Jamal Abu Zikri.

Death of a President will use a combination of archive footage, CGI special effects and scripted scenes.

The film was produced by BBC2 producers Gabriel Range, Simon Finch and Ed Guiney.

Egads! That's some incendiary stuff, there. It's about time. I just wish it was running in the US... I am simply dying (pun intended) to see this film. Any British readers want to tape it for me?

Laura Barcella is AlterNet's associate editor.