President Obama Documentary Debuts On The Web
1 year ago
After days of teasing it, president’s campaign releases film appraising his victories
Can you name all of President Barack Obama’s major accomplishments as commander-in-chief?
His campaign has just released a cheat sheet of sorts, in the form of a documentary titled “The Road We’ve Traveled.”
The 17-minute film looks at the first three and half years of the president’s first term in office, highlighting some of the toughest decisions and hardest fights, including the decision to take out Osama bin Laden.
Critics on the right and some political pundits have panned the film for being an unbalance accounting of the Obama administration’s successes and failures. The Republican National Convention tried to head off buzz for the documentary, by mocking it with a satirical movie poster.
According to The Christian Science Monitor, the Obama re-election campaign planned to hold several film screening events across the U.S. on Thursday night, including an invite-only party with entertainment VIPs in Berverly Hills, Calif.
The documentary was directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim, who is known for his helming of “An Inconvenient Truth,” the film he made with former Vice President Al Gore.
Guggenheim is also responsible for the 30-minute Obama campaign infomercial that aired on TV nationwide in 2008.