We will be showing the movie "2016: Obama's America" at the Rogers Free Library on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m.
"2016:Obama's America is a documentary by author and commentator Denish D'Souza. Throuth interviews and reenactments, the film compares the similarities of the lives of D'Souza and President Barack Obama as D'Souza presents his theory of how early influences on Obama are affecting the decisions he makes as president. The film has grossed more than $33.45 million in the United States, making it the fourth highest-grossing documentary (domestically) of all time.
D'Souza describes the film as "a vista" of Obama's earlier live, following his childhood from Hawaii to Indonesia and a visit to Kenya (Obama's father's birthplace.) Such an upbringing, D'Souza contends, has caused Obama to subscribe "to an ideology that sees America very differently." D'Souza asserts that Obama's father's Kenyan roots in particular have inspired the President "to shrink America's footprint in the world because he thinks we've been stepping on the world. The film further aims to show D'Souza's predictions about how the future of the United States might unfold should Obama be electecd to a second term.
The trailer can be viewed at http://2016themovie.com/. The film is 90 minutes. We will follow with a discussion. Hope to see you there!