Filmmakers say the film “Clinton Cash’ exposes questionable Clinton finances. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Months away from the U.S. presidential election, a new documentary - "Clinton Cash" - premiered at the Cannes film festival. The documentary is based on the Peter Schweizer book which takes a critical look at the Clinton family's finances. "My hope for the film is that people will see it and it will get them to not only see the Clintons in a different way but when it comes to politics in general yes policies important, personality is important but follow the money, always follow the money," said Schweizer. When the book was published in 2015, Hillary Clinton dismissed the book on her family's finances, saying that being "subject to all kinds of distractions and attacks" was an expected part of her running for president. The book, by conservative author Peter Schweizer, suggests that Clinton, while serving as secretary of state, did favors for foreign governments and businesses that gave speaking fees to her husband, former President Bill Clinton, or money to her family's charities. Similar accusations have been raised often over the years by Clinton's political opponents and some media reports. Writer and producer, Stephen K. Bannon, says he particularly wants left-leaning people to watch the film. "I want as many progressives to see this as possible because I think we have to understand how the Clintons, who proclaim to support all your values, essentially have sold you out for money," said Bannon. "The American general public they don't argue about her competence, they don't argue about her toughness, they don't argue about how smart she is. The big concern they have is how trustworthy she is," Bannon added. Clinton Cash is being shown in Cannes with the hopes of picking up distribution rights.