Made in Chicago: The Making of Barrack Obama DVD Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 7.5
Video 8.5
Audio 5.5
Special Features 2.0
Total 5.8
Distributor: Roadshow
Classification: G
Reviewer: Mark Beresford

5.8


Made in Chicago: The Making of Barrack Obama

Made In Chicago tells the story of current United States president Barrack Obama's journey and political beginnings from the black communities of the Southside of Chicago, until his eventual decision to run in the 2008 presidential election. Born in Hawaii to a black Kenyan father and a white mother from Kansas, Obama moved to Chicago in 1985 after studying political sciences in New York, he soon integrated into the population through a Community Organiser position for the local churches on the south of Chicago.

After seeing the distinct socioeconomic divide and a community that is so rife with unemployment, homelessness, and a strong lack of hope, Obama sets upon doing what he can to help make the lives of those around him more positive. Soon he realises that community work will only outreach so many people and that politics is the greater medium to express his concerns, he runs for local senate and begins what will be a career that sees him become the most powerful man on earth.

The focus of this documentary is around the people who met Barrack in his beginnings as a community worker and local politician in Chicago and provides a unique insight into what shaped and inspired Obama. With interviews for local intellects who followed Obamas earliest campaigns and provide background into why the community was so accepting of him, to the reverends and pastors that helped him build his political organisation, it provides a view that has rarely been shown since his rise to power and gives a much greater understanding of why his rise was so Lofty.

The documentary is set before the result of the presidential election so finishes quiet abruptly but at only 51 minutes it does a great job in compiling as much information as it can without glorifying its content as propaganda. Featuring footage and photos from Barrack Obamas personal campaign organisation provides a great retrospect on how the issues that he felt so passionate about in the beginning are still on his agenda today.

Given that Obama has reached a 'celebrity' status rarely reached by politicians this will be entertaining for most anyone, not just the politically minded.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

* DIRECTORS COMMENTARY






 
 



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