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2016: Obama's America (2012)

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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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Credited cast:
Jay Bastian Jay Bastian ... Self
Joe Biden ... Self (archive footage)
Cait Brasel ... Young Democrate
Gene Burris Jr. Gene Burris Jr. ... Stanford University College Student
Dinesh D'Souza ... Self
Alice Dewey Alice Dewey ... Self
Lisa Fox ... Professor / Administrator
Zackary Steven Graham Zackary Steven Graham ... Dartmouth College Student
Willy Kauai Willy Kauai ... Self
Paul Kengor Paul Kengor ... Self
Barack Obama ... Self (archive footage)
George Obama George Obama ... Self
Sarah Obama Sarah Obama ... Self (voice)
Philip Ochieng Philip Ochieng ... Self
Joseph Ojiru Joseph Ojiru ... Self
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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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Rated PG for thematic elements, brief language and smoking images | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In 2013, the FEC fined Barack Obama's 2008 campaign $375,000 for failure to report campaign donations. According to a Politico article dated Jan. 4, 2013, "The major sticking point for the FEC appeared to be a series of missing 48-hour notices for nearly 1,300 contributions totaling more than $1.8 million -- an issue that lawyers familiar with the commission's work say the FEC takes seriously. The notices must be filed on contributions of $1,000 or more that are received within the 20-day window of Election Day." In the same article, former FEC commissioner Michael Toner said "the infractions were relatively minor, given the scope of the campaign." See more »


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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Sing for Change
Performed by Kathy Sawada
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User Reviews

From 1961: The History of Obama
3 October 2012 | by Christoph56See all my reviews

I heard about this movie coming out some time ago, just before the US elections are happening, which is a perfect time for a presidential documentary. First I should say, I am not an American, I'm a Canadian, but I do have quite the interest in American politics. Also, like the vast majority of Canadians, I'm more of a Democrat. Sure, if there was a leader in the Republican field, that was far superior to the democrat candidate, then I would be fully behind the republican, but for the past few decades, I've been far more on the side of the Democrat candidates.

I found a lot of this film to be really interesting. The first half of the movie goes into who Barack Obama really is, a history of his life, and his father's life. There were so many tidbits of information that I never knew before, and it was really great to be able to find that information.

At the same time though, D'Souza, the maker of the documentary, has many scenes where he's talking about himself, and putting words into people's mouths. The direction of the title of the movie, showing what America will be like if Obama gets his second term, is hardly put forward, and when D'Souza does put forward his ideas, they really hardly make sense, and they're so extreme, that I doubt they will ever happen in the united states.

After seeing that movie, I just had to go back in time a few years, and watch Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9-11" and... oh my god... if anyone thinks, in any direction, that Obama isn't a good president, then look back just a few years and take a peak at what George Bush Jr. had done... it's freaking insane, and horrific. Looking at what has happened, I would say that Obama is the greatest president the US has had in a long, long time... perhaps going back to Ronald Reagan, perhaps even going back to Kennedy. I highly doubt that any republican would be able to beat out Obama for a second term in office, and one thing is for sure, this movie didn't make me doubt that, at all.

But one thing that D'Souza says about Obama is true. Many parts of his life up to when he got into office are quite a bit of a mystery to most people, so if you'd like to know more of the history of Obama, I highly recommend watching this movie.

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Release Date:

24 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2016: Америка Обамы See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,610, 15 July 2012

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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