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Obama Team Releases Short Film and Fires Up Supporters

March 16, 2012 Leave a comment

The Road We’ve Traveled, a new 17 minute short film about the first term of President Obama was unveiled to campaign volunteers to get them ready for the road ahead.  The Obama re-election campaign produced the film, with Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim directing the short film. Narrated by Tom Hanks, it includes sit down interviews with President Obama’s closest advisors and other politicians. Those featured include, VP Joe Biden, David Axelrod, Elizabeth Warren and Rahm Emanuel.

The film touches on the killing of Osama bin Laden, the economic stimulus, the auto industry bailout, the wind-down of the Iraq war, the health care law, repealing don’t ask-don’t tell, the women’s equal pay act, among other accomplishments.

“It’s really effective to see everything summarized like that,”  27-year-old Alison Shurtleff told Politico. Shurtleff had volunteered for Obama in 2008. He added, “You kind of forget some of the stuff from the beginning, right after his election.”

Guggenheim won his Oscar for directing Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.

The film can be seen in its entirety below.