Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union
This six-hour documentary series on Barack Obama focuses on the President’s personal story and his vision for America, set against the backdrop of the country’s racial history. It traces his own search for identity and his role shaping a more inclusive American identity that has been under attack since he left office. Through the words of some of the people who knew him best, and through some of his sharpest critics, the film ultimately reveals the fallacy of America as a post-racial society, and confronts the work still needed to achieve a more perfect union as the work of a country, not just one man.
"I learned that change only happens when ordinary people get involved and they get engaged, and they come together to demand it."
This guide is designed for high school and college teachers and community screening facilitators. It includes background information, guidance for hosting in-person and virtual events, discussion questions, and tools for audiences to discover and use as they participate in the civic life of their communities.