BY MICHELE VAN HESSEN – Born in Mumbai, India, Dinesh D’Souza is an author of over twelve New York Times bestselling books. He is President of The King’s College; and a screenwriter and narrative voice for 2016: Obama’s America.
Gerald Molen the film’s producer has three decades of blockbusters to his credit including Jurassic Park. He was a producer for the Academy Award winning film Schindler’s List and co-producer for Rain Man, which won the Oscar for Best Picture.
Along with John Sullivan, who co-wrote and co-directed, 2016: Obama’s America this artistic production team created a flawless Oscar worthy documentary.
For the audience, the opening establishes the undeniable credibility of Dinesh D’Souza as the narrative voice. Then the thesis, “If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?” is unveiled.
The video photography takes the viewer on a journey through locations that include: Honolulu, Hawaii, Jakarta, Indonesia, Nairobi, Kenya and Mumbai, India; and the editing rhythmically creates a coherent, cohesive story.
Interviewees in the documentary include: Dr. Paul Vitz, Professor of Psychology at New York University; Dr. Alice Dewey, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at UN Manoa; Dr. Paul Kengor, Professor of Political Science and the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College; Willy Kauai, Hawaiian Studies Lecturer at Windward Community College; George Obama the President Oblama’s brother “who lives in a hut in Kenya like something out of Slumdog Millionaire”; Philip Ochieng, a Kenyan contemporary of President Obama’s father; Daniel Pipes, Commentary and Analysis on Radical Islam and the Middle East; and David Walker, who served as United States Comptroller General from 1998 to 2008, and is Founder and CEO of the Comeback America.
2016: Obama’s America in an intelligible manner discusses the psychology of ‘anticolonial’ ideals. The documentary proves to be a specific and highly focused, interesting, sometimes even challenging and surprising. Presented with a logical point of view on the subject the documentaryidentifies the specific causes and possible outcomes for our future.
Michele Van Hessen is a videographer, writer and producer in Hawaii.