Grandmother Speech

Barack Obama delivers a speech the day his Grandmother passes away.

Nearly a year before Barack Obama announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States, film-makers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams began to roll cameras on the young senator. Featuring intimate footage of Obama, his family and his election team, this unique film documents the behind-the-scenes story of the passionate campaigners who helped a young African-American freshman senator reach the White House.

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3 minutes


Role Contributor
DirectorAmy Rice
DirectorAlicia Sams
Executive ProducerEdward Norton

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