Posts tagged By the People
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama. Add it to the list of amazing content picked up by HBO Documentary Films. It premiered a few weeks ago, but is still airing - so catch it if you can. The filmmakers, Amy Rice and Alicia Sams, seem to have mojo reminiscent of D.A. Pennebaker (Primary and The War Room – also highly recommended).
As is often the case, the story behind the production is equally compelling. Rice and Sams started filming well before anyone would have guessed Obama would be the next president. Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman interviewed Rice and Sams on the day of the HBO premiere. Watch that interview here. Videography.com also ran a great article on the production, here.