Shonda Rhimes' short film about Hillary Clinton narrated by Morgan Freeman is everything
Many of Hollywood’s biggest names continue to put their creative talents to use in support of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, including super writer/producer Shonda Rhimes. Since she basically owns the Thursday night TV lineup, it’s only fitting that the producer took a respite from killing off our favorite Shondaland characters last night to debut Hillary, a short film about Hillary Clinton.
Narrated by none other than Morgan Freeman, Rhimes and Shondaland executive producer Betsy Beers created a film that chronicles pivotal moments from Clinton’s personal and professional life, beginning with her childhood and exploring her work for the Children’s Defense Fund, how she and Bill met, her work at Ground Zero and more.
Among those who make appearances in Hillary are Debbie St. John, a 9/11 survivor who recounts the kindness Clinton extended to her in the wake of the tragedy. Pres. Obama also discusses Clinton’s “wonderful, infectious laugh” as well as her critical involvement in the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Meanwhile, Clinton touches on various topics, including how she learned to stand up to bullies as a 4-year-old thanks to a lesson in resilience and bravery taught by her mother.
It is with that same spirit that Clinton describes her view of presidential responsibilities.
“I am going to stand up and fight for every American because I think if you are the president, that’s exactly what you should do every day,” Clinton declares towards the film’s closing.
Amen to that!
Watch Hillary in its entirety below: