A look at the early life of Barack Obama. Before he became President of the United States, he was one of the few black students at Columbia University NY in the early 80's. Faced with judgmental and racist opinions all around him, he tries to find his place in the world.
Before he was Barack, he was...
Did You Know?
The film takes place in the year of 1981 which is about eight years prior to the time Southside with You
(2016) is set in which is the year of 1989. See more
Barry is seen wearing a Casio F91W watch throughout the movie. The movie is set in the early 1980's, but that model watch wasn't released until 1991. See more
You know, every time I open my mouth in class, it's like... I'm supposed to speak on behalf of all Black people. Meanwhile, I, uh... I quit going to Black Student Union meetings because I didn't feel like I belong there either.
The world is a big place, honey. You'll find your way.
Written by Tony Pearson
Performed by Mr. Magic
Courtesy of Now-Again Records, LLC
Under license from Tony Pearson See more