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Our Nixon

Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they’d all be in prison. This unique and personal visual record, created by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, was seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, then filed away and forgotten for almost 40 years. "Our Nixon" is an all-archival documentary presenting those home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before.

Director: Penny Lane

Executive Producer: Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin

Producer: Brian L. Frye, Penny Lane

Cinematographer: Bob Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, Dwight Chapin

Editor: Francisco Bello

Sound Designer: Tom Paul

Music: Hrishikesh Hirway

Additional Credits: Executive Producer: Louis Venezia, Executive Producer: Rebecca Ritchie Brower

Principal Cast: Richard Nixon, Dwight Chapin, H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, Henry Kissinger, Ron Ziegler, Larry Higby


Penny Lane’s films have screened at Rotterdam, AFI FEST, Rooftop Films, MoMA's Documentary Fortnight and many other venues. She has been awarded many grant, most recently from Cinereach, TFI Documentary Fund, NYSCA and Jerome Foundation. She is a Creative Capital grantee and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2012.

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