Movie review: D’Souza takes viewers on a shocking journey through Obama’s past

By Rachel Cabakoff

Dinesh D’Souza, author of New York Times bestseller “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” among other political books, has made an impact on society with his new documentary, “2016: Obama’s America.” The film was being screened in select theaters but is now making its way across the country.

In collaboration with filmmaker Gerald R. Molen, who is best-known for producing “Jurassic Park,” “Twister” and “Schindler’s List,” D’Souza takes viewers on a journey through Obama’s life and sheds light on some important aspects that may influence the upcoming election.

D’Souza begins the film by talking about his own struggles in adapting to life in America after immigrating from India, as well as how he got involved in politics over the years. He then presents his research on Obama’s life from the beginning.

The film continually returns to one theme: “Love him, hate him, you don’t know him.”

“2016: Obama’s America” takes the viewer on a voyage through Obama’s childhood and adulthood, right up until the present day. We are taken through his triumphs and hardships which have ultimately shaped the person he has become.

The visual effects were creative and attention-grabbing, as different charts and pictures illustrated the changes Obama has made to the economy, healthcare and other key issues during his administration.

D’Souza also incorporates several personal interviews that give the audience some insight into Obama’s leadership methods and what the future may look like. He refers to Obama’s book, “Dreams From My Father,” and visits different places where Obama grew up in order to get a better connection with his subject and a better understanding of his life. D’Souza also meets with people who played key roles in Obama’s childhood.

The overall message of the film does not necessarily say, “Don’t vote for Obama.” However, some key points D’Souza brings up in the film have a negative connotation for Obama’s presidency and where he stands in his bid for reelection.

Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, “2016: Obama’s America” is worth checking out this weekend. You may not agree with some of the film’s points, but for the insight it offers, it’s well worth watching.

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