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A documentary that examines the question, "If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?"

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A documentary that examines the question, "If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?"

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Love him or hate him, you don't know him.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, brief language and smoking images | See all certifications »

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$31,610 (USA) (13 July 2012)

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$33,349,949 (USA) (5 October 2012)
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During the "phone conversation" between Mr. D'Souza and Dr. Shelby Steele, it is apparent that the Iphone being used by Dr. Steele is turned the wrong way during the conversation. The main earphone and the front-facing camera, can be seen in several instances. See more »

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Dinesh D'Souza: [voice-over] My journey to America can be traced back to the independence of India, the land of my fathers.
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Compelling
2 September 2012 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

The same as D,Souza I am a political conservative. With this said I do believe myself enough of a critical thinker to be able to decide if something like this is a hack piece, unfairly biased or lacking in credibility. I think most people know when they see something that is sensationalized for effect or made for the feeding frenzy of those of a particular ideology..myself included.

Instead of details I will just say that my expectations were exceeded and I came out more surprised than anticipated.I believe all fair minded people, regardless of party affiliation would benefit from being open minded enough to watch this movie. I thought to myself...would it be possible for anyone...even someone who is a Democrat/Liberal/Progressive...to watch this documentary and not be moved by the information presented. But then, in that same moment, I remembered the reality that this movie will be ignored by most people who identify with the political left. They will dismiss, without watching it, as a hit piece. That's a shame because I believe most citizens of this country would be disturbed after seeing this film.

A fair approach would be to see it then go about deciding for yourself.

It's a well made, well presented, truly compelling piece of work.


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