The Final Year

The Final Year
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Greg Barker
  • Cast: John Kerry, Barack Obama, Samantha Power
  • UK release: 19 January 2018

Documentary about Barack Obama’s final year in office, focusing on the team (and the foreign policy team in particular) rather than Obama himself; a fascinating and surprisingly moving look at global politics in action, shot through with the horror of hindsight as it becomes ever more clear that Trump will succeed.

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The Final Year

15 Jan 20184 stars

Obama's foreign policy team are the focus of a fascinating and moving documentary

Documentary filmmaker Greg Barker takes a simple premise and, through nothing more than some solid editing and a clear-eyed focus, creates an insightful and surprisingly moving snapshot of one of the most tumultuous events in recent political history.

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