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Official Trailer for Obama Presidency Documentary 'The Final Year'

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November 21, 2017
Source: YouTube

The Final Year Trailer

"People need to be the center of our foreign policy thinking." Magnolia Pictures has unveiled an official trailer for Greg Barker's new documentary The Final Year, which profiles the last year of Obama's two-term presidency. The documentary team follows Obama's foreign policy team as thy coordinate and discuss global politics with the President, attempting to achieve some major goals in the last year (before it all gets undone ugh). This is an outstanding documentary (in many ways) that I recently saw at the IDFA Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, and I kind of loved it. There's some great editing and music, but it's also just a refreshing look at extremely passionate, determined, hard-working people who just want to make the world a more peaceful, better, safer, healthier place and gave everything to do that. Don't skip this.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Greg Barker's documentary The Final Year, from YouTube:

The Final Year Poster

The Final Year gives a look at the inner workings of the Obama administration as they prepare to establish a legacy upon leaving office after eight years. The film revolves around Obama's foreign policy team: Secretary of State John Kerry, US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, Deputy National Security Adviser and presidential confidant Ben Rhodes, as well as National Security Adviser Susan Rice and President Obama himself. Over the course of 2016, they travel the world attempting to advance and solidify policies that they believe will define their legacy, promote diplomacy over large-scale military action, and fundamentally alter how the US government confronts questions of war and peace, as they prepare to hand over the machinery of American power to a new administration. The Final Year is directed by American doc filmmaker Greg Barker, of the docs Sergio, Koran by Heart, The Thread, We Are the Giant, and Legion of Brothers previously. This first premiered at the Toronto and London Film Festivals, and also played at IDFA in Amsterdam. Magnolia will release The Final Year in select US theaters starting January 19th, 2018 at the very start on next year. Who's interested in seeing this documentary?

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Reader Feedback - 21 Comments

1

The only good thing about his last year was knowing that it was going to be over soon. Susan Rice and Samantha Power both should be in federal prison for unmasking American citizens (and they still may be charged). John Kerry never met a butt he didn't want to kiss or apologize to. No thanks...

SteadyEddieTX on Nov 21, 2017

2

Is that information coming from your crazy fringe "real" media? We ought to thank our current president for unmasking crazy, racist, white supremacist nut jobs, and encouraging them. Oh, by the way, f#ck you. I should have sympathy for you, but that train left the station months ago...

kitano0 on Nov 22, 2017

3

Sources: Thehill.com, Washington Post, Washington Examiner, AP, CNN, Newsweek, Fox News, Bloomberg News, etc. Samantha Powers in her closed door Senate Intelligence hearing testimony stated that she admitted to unmasking U.S. citizens and the numbers were so high its estimated that she sought to unmask about one (1) person a day in the final year of Obama's presidency. In her own Senate Intelligence hearing Susan Rice also admitted that she did unmask U.S. Citizens. 1) "Profanity is the crutch of the inarticulate" Argue your points without it. 2) I actually feel sorry for you because many years ago I was most likely in your political mindset but the more I read and educated myself away from my Liberal upbringing and educational brainwashing the veil was lifted. 3) Read, read, read...articles from all over the World, don't count on others to provide sound bites that drive their agenda, create your own narrative.

SteadyEddieTX on Nov 22, 2017

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Sources: The Hill, Washington Post, Washington Examiner, AP, CNN, Newsweek, Bloomberg News, etc. Samantha Powers in her closed door Senate Intelligence hearing testimony stated that she admitted to unmasking U.S. citizens and the numbers were so high its estimated that she sought to unmask about one (1) person a day in the final year of O's presidency. In her own Senate Intelligence hearing Susan Rice also admitted that she did unmask U.S. Citizens. 1) "Profanity is the crutch of the inarticulate" Argue your points without it. 2) I actually feel sorry for you because many years ago I was most likely in your political mindset but the more I read and educated myself away from my Liberal upbringing and educational brainwashing the veil was lifted.

SteadyEddieTX on Nov 22, 2017

5

If John Kerry liked to kiss butts so much, I think we would have all heard about some sort of butt kissing allegations of butt. We would have heard testimony from his friend, Seymour Butz.

redtie on Dec 2, 2017

6

It's a time period that seems so long ago and far far away the way things have spiraled downward so horribly this year. Looks like a powerful but depressing doc...

cuckoozey on Nov 22, 2017

7

This seems like more of an endorsement for John Kerry. Most people miss you Obama! I'm not sure how to address those that don't and really love this new guy... not that you're gonna read this. Looks interesting as a moment in time doc.

JJ King on Nov 22, 2017

8

I, too, initially thought Kerry, but Susan Rice or Samantha Power would make more sense, i.e. glass ceiling, young democrats. They would definitely be able to point to their time serving with President Obama. Kerry shall be 77 by that point in time and I shall not be voting for someone that old, ageism at it's finest. I'm still not sure why the race came down to two septuagenarians, for Josh Gad's sake they were born in the last millennium.

redtie on Dec 2, 2017

9

Threats to leave, throwing a tantrum and name calling. It seems you are the one with a problem. Off you go then, back to your safe space.

Gnubbles on Nov 22, 2017

10

"Pity, this used to be a pretty intelligent site." Well, when you go the site's IQ will rise again. You rude intolerant fellow. I see that safe spaces now include bubble wrap, so you can beat up on that.

Gnubbles on Nov 22, 2017

11

Gnubbles, You are mistaken, you have the problem. You are not using the Oxford comma. Edit your post before anyone besides me realizes your grievous mistake. Also, according to Bo, you have the plague, so I suggest getting that checked out by a doctor. I'm pretty sure I won't get your plague replying to you, but just in case please don't reply back to me.

redtie on Dec 2, 2017

12

DRONE STRIKES better be discussed.

DAVIDPD on Nov 22, 2017

13

Trump wasted little time in loosening up Obama's rules of engagement and has more than doubled his predecessor's use of drones. You realize this, don't you? Or do you give a shit? https://www.usnews.com/opinion/op-ed/articles/2017-06-29/president-trump-is-doubling-down-on-president-obamas-drone-mistakes

D. Zaster on Nov 25, 2017

14

Cool story. But don't try to cover up dog shit with more shit.

DAVIDPD on Nov 27, 2017

15

Not really my thing. I believe that Americans have their vision of a good administration and probably saw this as a progressive one. Not enough, in my view. Anyway, not interested in watching politicians too much talking about themselves ...

shiboleth on Nov 22, 2017

16

Wow, observe the political signalling evident on this site. Shame you can’t even visit a movie review site without feeling the liberal finger wagging. Gushing praise for the documentary on Obama; “also just a refreshing look at extremely passionate, determined, hard-working people who just want to make the world a more peaceful, better, safer, healthier place and gave everything to do that.” yet sneering derision for 12 Strong because it might portray American heroism; “This second trailer doesn't look any better than the first, with more action+explosions galore, patriotism everywhere, and lots and lots of guns.”

Payne by name on Nov 23, 2017

17

it's nauseating

Mike Fareri on Nov 23, 2017

18

"because it might portray American heroism" -Payne by name I do quite enjoy that you are unsure if 12 Strong shall have American heroism. I can communicate through typing to you that 12 Strong definitely shall have American heroism.

redtie on Dec 2, 2017

19

You might be angry because you assume Alex would not type the same thing for the "The Final Year: Orange is the new President."

redtie on Dec 2, 2017

20

f them. find your safe place.

Mike Fareri on Nov 23, 2017

21

Mike, I'm unsure of whose side you are on in this battle. You stated "f them," and I can't tell if you mean the people Bo doesn't like or Bo. Is "find your safe place." meant to support Bo or insult Bo?

redtie on Dec 2, 2017

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