President Barack Obama: The Man and His Journey
FILM FEATURES EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL SONG COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY 16-TIME GRAMMY NOMINATED RECORDING ARTIST BRIAN MCKNIGHT
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlbcgCUHm_A *
Universal City, CA, December 12, 2008 –
President Barack Obama: The Man and His Journey – It’s been a long time coming, but in this defining moment, Barack Obama through his election as President of the United States, has brought change to America. Share this special journey and understand one man’s meteoric rise to our nation’s highest office. The DVD features exclusive election night footage from Chicago where Barack Obama accepted the nomination to be President of the United States.
This truly compelling American story of hope and determination is narrated by 4-time NAACP Image Award winning and Golden Globe nominated actor Blair Underwood, and features exclusive interviews with Martin Luther King III, George Lopez, Hill Harper, Roland Martin, Linda Johnson Rice, Congressman Jesse Jackson as well as other prominent national personalities in the fields of Politics, Entertainment, Religion, Business and Academia. This feature film explores the post-election, what was truly at stake, and the monumental significance of this moment in our nation’s history.
‘Journey’ also features a previously unreleased original song composed and performed by multi-talented Grammy nominated recording artist Brian McKnight. The song, fittingly titled “Yes We Can!” was inspired by President Elect Obama’s historic victory.
Share the incredible, inspirational story of President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. See how one man inspired us with the refrain – “Yes We Can!” In this defining moment, America has proven once again that her story is constantly evolving towards greater freedom and justice for all.
Running Time: 89 minutes
Price Code: VE19
CAT # CM0573DVD
UPC # 8-83476-00573-7
Street Date: January 20, 2009
Collector’s Edition includes:
* Limited Edition Presidential Trading Card
* Digital Download of the New Brian McKnight song “Yes We Can!”
Special Bonus Features includes:
* Extended Interviews with Producer’s Roundtable, Tom Joyner, George Lopez, David Mendell, Bernice King, and many more.
* A collection of 7 short films including Housing, Immigration, College, War, Economy, Vote, and Family.
* Music Video- “I Am An American” by the Bergevin Brothers
The documentary, produced by Veridicus Films, will be the first film released under Codeblack’s groundbreaking new licensing agreement with Ebony/Jet Entertainment Group, LLC. The agreement brings two of the most powerful urban entertainment entities together, delivering the Ebony brand to the creation, development, production, marketing and distribution of existing and future innovative Codeblack Entertainment properties. The partnership cements Codeblack’s commitment to serving consumers globally with quality urban films, as well as providing the African-American community’s most influential and relevant brands with an innovative new vehicle for brand extension.
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