Biography - Barack Obama

4.6 out of 5 stars 83 ratings

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When he called himself "a skinny kid with a funny name" at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, his political star was already on the rise. By the time he decimated the competition in 2004 race for the Illinois Senate, he was the bona fide golden child of a Democratic party desperately in need of a winner. In many ways, the story of Barack Obama is a uniquely American tale of the 21st century, where racial lines are blurry and the most interesting chapter is just beginning.

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This cable-television biography about the life of Illinois senator Barack Obama was made before he began campaigning to be the Democratic party's candidate for the 2008 presidential race. Still, the program suggests Obama has one or another kind of profound, Anerican destiny as a mixed-race activist who never comfortably fit into one or another group, and had to look deep into his own roots to understand his identity. The son of a white American mother and black Kenyan father, Obama was abandoned by the latter when he returned to his native country to work for its improvement. Raised by his mother--whom Obama credits with teaching him many of his values--and his grandmother, Obama lived in Hawaii as a child but moved to Indonesia for a few years when his mom remarried. There, Obama saw cyclical poverty and the underlying factors that perpetuate it before returning to Hawaii. Interviews with childhood friends and his sister describe Obama's restlessness before attending Harvard law school and propelling himself into a life of public service and community activism. Often accused of lacking enough political experience to qualify him for the White House, Obama comes across in this show as a visionary and experienced consensus-builder who can reach across opposing points of view. --Tom Keogh (Rereleased in a 2008 Election Update edition)

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  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • MPAA rating ‏ : ‎ s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches; 3.52 Ounces
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ Color, NTSC
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 50 minutes
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ October 30, 2007
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ Barack Obama
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ A&E Home Video
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000T28PH4
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
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