By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
Nearly a year before Barack Obama announced his candidacy for the presidency on February 10, 2007, filmmakers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams began to roll cameras on the young senator. Over the next 19 months, they found themselves travelling all across the country, chronicling the daily ups and downs of the campaign trail as experienced by Obama, his family, his staff and volunteers. While Obama’s meteoric rise to the White House has been well-documented in the press, few have seen the behind-the-scenes story of the passionate campaigners who helped a young African-American freshman senator attain the nation’s highest office. Produced by Edward Norton, Stuart Blumberg and William Migliore and directed by Amy Rice and Alicia Sams.