The American elections have dominated headlines for months, with the GOP’s Republican elephant going head to head with the Democrats’ kicking donkey as former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, challenges sitting President Barack Obama for the all-important seat at the Oval Office’s Resolute desk.
As both candidates take to the stages, grab the microphones and pose for the cameras while campaigning and grandstanding, the spotlight will shine ever brighter and sharper on their words, actions, lives and careers, marking them as two of the most-discussed and publicised men on the planet.
Already a man of his time — a cultural icon and historical figure — Barack Obama is one of the most famous and recognisable people in the world. At a crucial and defining point in his presidency, fighting for a second term in office, many have analysed and evaluated the life and persona of the former US Senator and civil rights attorney.
Written and directed by veteran actor and filmmaker Charles S. Dutton, The Obama Effect recounts the tense and dramatic events that led up to the President’s historic election.
Starring Katt Williams, Meagan Good, Sons of Anarchy’s Emilio Rivera and Zab Judah, the film follows a middle-aged man (played by Dutton) who recovers from a heart attack to find his life changed, as the nation flirts with the seemingly unfathomable notion of voting an African-American into office. Rolling up his sleeves, Dutton’s fierce and fearless character becomes an impassioned and indomitable mascot for the Obama campaign, learning along the way to fight and stand up for his own beliefs.
Stirring and emotional, The Obama Effect is a culturally and politically relevant film, appositely exploring the pulse and atmosphere of a nation in the grips of election politics, holding up a stark and intriguing mirror to the views and perceptions of a president who has been through it all over the last four years.
The Obama Effect premieres in US theatres July 13.
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