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Yesterday President Obama -- reelection campaign released what they're calling a documentary on the president's first term.
Or perhaps only term in office and the challenges he's faced -- how he's mapped those challenges.
Not since the days of Franklin Roosevelt.
-- so much fallen on the shoulders of one present.
-- when he faced his country.
Look to him for answers.
He would not dwell in -- are dreaming idealist.
Well my next guest says that calling that seventeen minute movie a -- -- is a disservice to the documentary industry.
And joining us now.
Is chairman and CEO of Mandalay entertainment Peter -- good to have you with -- is also author of the -- Powell to win.
Good to have you with us here that says thank you mr.
-- -- -- -- -- this -- this this movie.
Your thoughts your reaction.
Well it's an infomercial you know its its -- into an audience who already -- evangelize and advocates of Obama.
It should follow the National Anthem as -- Literature on the cinema literature.
For that group and it isn't fair and evenhanded -- balanced and maybe it wasn't intended to be.
Because the the author who also won the Oscar for inconvenient truth Gore's film.
It would set out to prove.
By point that this person is worthy of being re contractor reelected you know more like in the woods it's more like being renewing your -- contract.
You know that's the kind of thing that this is -- -- unfortunately.
For anybody else if it moves them.
It'll move them because it's Hollywood -- and glitzy and does contextualize what Obama did.
But doesn't say what he didn't do I.
And you know within all of them -- quite a different story you are worthy of a lot of seventeen minute movies of all sorts I suppose.
But the idea that it -- to would be called a documentary and that that that Davis -- would there's space that it is such.
With a straight face when it's obviously an effort that.
-- persuasive propaganda don't you think.
-- we have Tom Hanks.
-- of Apollo fame leaving the narration music you stir people's emotions you know it was attended to get there.
Attention intended to -- intention to getting reelection so I think that was the purpose from the summit.
Now the idea that somehow it's being portrayed as the full picture of what the president.
Based him what he did.
Is really not truthful in the sense that you know we -- Afghanistan in -- where the workers that aren't working in the of the of this is this is not.
A question of removing the blemishes there's just pretending to -- never existed.
So I think if he's not listening and that is the end of the ground resides on the marketplace.
And -- that noise that roar out there of discontent then I really think he's only focused on.
What he considered a blemish -- record for Obama.
Perfect almost at least in the minds of Davis Guggenheim it's it's sort of it's a family business -- -- you know his father.
Producing the famous rfk eulogy at the 68 convention.
And that follows it follows and precisely.
-- -- Exactly I interviewed -- -- -- my fellow interviewed very talented -- I interviewed him.
When he -- waiting for Superman which is another.
-- a documentary much more even get a much more balanced.
A which talked about the education system.
Quite recently and the fact there is you know that you know you have to look at who is paying the bills ultimately the bills are being paid for a purpose this is not a film about a -- this is a purpose it was it was engineered for that purpose.
The question that you have to look at is are these films successful well it will.
Coalesce around the people or already advocates -- already apostles for Obama.
I don't think it's going to move this.
The center of people who are undecided.
And it certainly won't change the hearts and minds of those people who -- -- for his reelection and feel really injured in the marketplace.
By the policies of the Obama.
Peter I just hope that your analysis with us here tonight which we appreciate won't affect any of your dinner plans -- over the coming weeks because -- but you may be suddenly -- -- in some quarters.
-- -- with that we thank you so much for being with.
Entertainment thing entertaining indeed and highly successful and so we appreciate -- -- way that.
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