Al Jazeera June 08, 2009 I received an email from Justin Weinstein asking me if I shot this video of Barack Obama. He was interested in the part where Barack Obama was saying "We're tearing up the Appalachian Mountains because of our dependence on fossil fuels." I emailed Justin Weinstein back and told him I did shoot the video of Barack Obama in Lexington, Kentucky Aug. 27, 2007 and I had the entire speech. Justin Weinstein emailed me back and requested the footage.
I didn't want want the Barack Obama footage used in a negative way so I called Justin Weinstein and asked why he wanted the video footage. He explained he and Peter Bull were putting together a documentary, for Al Jazeera English about mountain top removal In west Virginia. He reassured me the footage wouldn't be used for anything but that. I explained to him I wanted that in writing and he agreed.
Peter Bull emailed me the documents we agreed on, I signed them and they used the clip they wanted in their documentary below.