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New Documentary Features Brothers Fiercely Divided on Politics

By    |   Thursday, 01 May 2014 11:54 AM

A new film is set to be released which documents the rivalry between two brothers working in high-level politics who found themselves on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

The 72-minute documentary, "Woodhouse Divided," tracks the lives of two brothers, Brad Woodhouse, age 46, a former Democratic National Committee spokesman, and Dallas Woodhouse, age 40, the former director of the North Carolina chapter for Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group founded by the Koch brothers, the National Journal reported.

The film captures the brothers arguing in public and private over healthcare and other issues during President Barack Obama's first term and the 2102 campaign, including at family gatherings for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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"It's all straight, totally real, and sometimes crazy—they're both big personalities," said filmmaker Bryan Miller who has tracked the brothers for the last five years.

Both brothers say they like the film. "I think it's an interesting story," Brad said. "I think it reflects a time when a lot of families are divided along lines of partisanship, and how they feel about issues and policy."

It is unclear how the two brothers came to find themselves on different sides of the fence. Their mother says she has no explanation for it and does the best she can not to reveal her political views, but the family has been involved in North Carolina state and local races for many years, usually on the Democratic side.

At the moment, the feud is centered on Obamacare, after Dallas fought for three years against the new healthcare law while his older brother worked to sell it.

"The maddest I ever got at my brother was when I lost my endocrinologist—a single-practice endocrinologist," said Dallas, a diabetic, noting that the doctor told him he could no longer practice under Obamacare. "I called up my brother and cussed him out for trying to kill me!"

"They are two totally polar opposite brothers—yet, at the end of the day they get along and truly love each other," Miller said.

Miller is hoping to get his movie into various film festivals across the country, including the American Film Institute's events in the Washington area this summer, the Journal reported.

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