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Senator Obama Goes To Africa (DVD)

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Senator Obama Goes To Africa (DVD)

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U.S. Senator and 2008 presidential hopeful Barack Obama journeys to the land of his ancestry in the timely and poignant documentary, SENATOR OBAMA GOES TO AFRICA. Part personal odyssey and part chronicle of diplomacy in action, the film follows Obama as he explores the vast continent that is gaining increasing importance in this age of globalization.

In Chad, Obama visits a Darfur refugee camp, viewing firsthand the devastating effects of that country's genocide. In Kenya, he and his wife, Michelle, take an HIV/AIDS test in public to combat the stigma associated with the disease. And in South Africa, he tours Robben Island — the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela was jailed for 21 years.

We see Obama's emotional homecoming in his father's hometown of Siaya, Kenya. Greeted by thousands of cheering well-wishers, he nevertheless is able to find a few quiet moments to visit with his extended family and share a meal with his 85-year-old grandmother.

Throughout it all, Senator Obama narrates the film, giving his own perspective on the journey and Africa's significance in the world today. Additional perspectives are included through interviews with Obama's family members, experts on African affairs, U.S. political commentators and African citizens.

Region Code: Region 0 PAL

Release Date: 2008-01-11

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