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Anti-Obama Documentary Is A Surprise Hit At The Box Office
August 27, 2012
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Well, this isn't the kind of thing Barack Obama needs in an election year. A documentary, made by a Conservative filmmaker, is proving to be a hit at the box office in America.

The film is called '2016: Obama's America' and it is now the top-grossing documentary of the year (excluding nature films). So far, it has taken in $9 million in all - putting it among the biggest money making political docs of all time.

Although, for a little perspective, it's nowhere near Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 - which was highly critical of the Bush administration. It made $119 million dollars.

2016: Obama's America was made by Dinesh D'Souza, an Indian-American conservative who once served as a policy advisor to Ronald Reagan. It is based on D'Souza's book The Roots of Obama's Rage.

It traces Obama's life, including his childhood and family roots. And it makes the case that the President's background has left him with an un-American worldview. It also suggests America is headed for disaster, if Obama wins a second term.

Here are a couple of trailers for the film.

The film ends with a warning to voters: "The future is in your hands". D'Souza argues that Obama's background has never really been examined by the media, and that some elements of the media are protective of the President.

A poster for the movie shows Obama in profile, with a hazy gray fog behind him. The tag line reads, "Love Him, Hate Him, You Don't Know Him."

The film has been promoted heavily on U.S. talk radio. It opened last month in a handful of theatres. Now, it's playing across America in more than a thousand theatres.

Here's a clip of D'Souza speaking about Obama at a Conservative Political conference, to give you more of an idea of his views. He starts his speech at 2:10.

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