Greg Barker, Director of the Emmy Award Winning Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden, presents an “illuminating” (CNN) look at President Barack Obama’s last year in office in The Final Year. The Final Year follows key members of the Obama administration, including President Obama, throughout 2016 up until the morning of President Trump’s inauguration.
The Final Year gives a look at the inner workings of the Obama administration as they prepare to establish a legacy when leaving power after eight years. The film revolves around Obama’s foreign policy team: Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Ambassador 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 solidify and “lock-in” 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 DVD-$26.98