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2016: Obama's America (2012)

PG  |   |  Documentary  |  24 August 2012 (USA)
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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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Jay Bastian ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Gene Burris Jr. ...
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Alice Dewey ...
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George Obama ...
Sarah Obama ...
Herself (voice)
Philip Ochieng ...
Joseph Ojiru ...
Daniel Pipes ...


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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Release Date:

24 August 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2016: Америка Обамы  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$33,349,949 (USA) (5 October 2012)

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During D'Souza's phone conversation with Shelby Steele, Steele's iPhone is turned the wrong way. The main earphone and the front-facing camera are visible in several shots. See more »


[first lines]
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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Getting to know our President, from his own words
29 August 2012 | by (Oklahoma City, OK) – See all my reviews

That I cannot recall a serious documentary film made about a president who was still in office at the time of the film's release, at least not a film with a wide theatrical release (can we count the propaganda laden Fahrenheit 9/11?), speaks volumes about this film's importance. That no president that I have ever studied in school has been shrouded in so much mystery and controversy speaks volumes about the legitimacy of a documentary investigating who he is and what he has come from. 2016: Obama's America explores the history and influences of our current president Barack Obama, from as much an objective standpoint as I think one could take without simply saying nothing. While lacking the flashiness and polish of a Michael Moore film, director Dinesh D'Souza wisely goes straight for the facts, tossing aside all the propaganda, assumptions, theories and pretty motion graphics of more famous documentarians. How can I say "fact"? How do I know? Because much of the film explores the writings and quotes and interviews from Obama himself. It's straight from the horse's mouth. Much of it is alarming, I don't know how it could be seen any other way by anyone who loves this country. Much of it also puts away petty arguments about things that don't really matter when it's all said and done. D'Souza affirms that Obama was born in Hawaii, which I'm sure will anger some people. But there are bigger issues at stake in this film, which is about our very real state of affairs here in the United States of America. While it does naturally take a partisan stance, it is as objective as documentaries get, and should be seen by all. And if box office numbers mean anything, it is being seen by quite a few (it posted Top Ten numbers for this past weekend, and only projects to grow to more and more theaters). The film's tag-line, "Love him or hate him, you don't know him" could very well be the complete review for this film.

-Thomas Bond,

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