Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Barack Obama The Power of Change|
Actors: Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Caroline Kennedy, Hill Harper, Cornel West
Director: Pearl Jr
Genres: Comedy, Documentary
Studio: Music Video Dist Release Date: 09/30/2008 Run time: 108 minutes
He's Picking Up Where Martin Luther King, Jr. & John Kennedy
Carmen Matthews | San Diego, California | 11/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As Pearl Jr. describes, this is a dvd about hope, change, inspiration, and equality - for all Americans.
It's incredibly moving, no matter who you voted for, and no matter which party you represent. This DVD touches your soul.
Initially, when I decided to watch this, and review it, this evening, I had timelines in mind. But five minutes into this dvd erased all thoughts of time. I was moved by every speaker in this dvd, especially Caroline Kennedy, Oprah and Michelle Obama.
Ms. Kennedy's OpEd in the "New York Times" describes Barack Obama as someone who inspires people the way that she heard that her father, John Kennedy inspired people.
You can't help but to be moved by such a powerfully beautiful endorsement.
Her endorsement eloquently segues to several changes that Obama will make, once he is in the White House, changes that will enhance the lives of families, in a way that will truly improve the chance for families, communities, cities, states and our country to dream, relax, and live better lives.
During this dvd, Oprah is speaking at a campaign rally, on the UCLA campus. It is actually Superbowl Sunday.
She thanks the supporters for making time to have this party about change that we can believe in.
It's interesting to note how she squashed the naysayer's stance that Obama didn't have experience. Using Tony Morrison's quote, she said, "He has creative imagination and wisdom."
Oprah, who had been "challenged" by others who thought she was betraying women by not supporting Hilary Clinton's campaign, had also been seen as supporting Barrack Obama, simply because she is black.
Her response to both of these narrow-minded ideas was "This election is a declaration of victory for women's rights and civil rights."
Now, for Michelle Obama's moving speech, I was so in awe that I must replay that portion again - at least three times.
One of her most valuable statements, in this dvd is, "When you see me, I want you to see what an investment into public education looks like."
She's able to talk about the blue collar worker, based upon her upbringing, and not have to be one in her delivery.
She uses the words, "my girls" as a sort of metaphor for her vision of change for all children of the world. She speaks from a proven life of being driven to achieve, watching her parents do what was necessary to put her into Harvard, then Princeton, and seeing now how difficult it is for families to do this, and survive, not only along the way, but also afterwards.
And, when Barack Obama gives his speech, at the end of this dvd, I am reminded of one line in his November 4, 2008 acceptance speech, "For those of you who didn't vote for me, I will be your president too."
This is a wonderful dvd that shows what it is like to dream big and have the right people support your dreams.
Buy this dvd, play it, and have discussions that move you into acting upon your dreams.
A Great Piece History!
Ghostwriter | Los Angeles, CA | 11/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a man still in his 50's, I often wished I had more historic momentos of other great men, like Martin L. King, Jr and John F. Kennedy. This dvd is a great piece of history that I can share with my grandchildren. Barack Obama will go down in history as the first African American President and I'm glad I have this dvd to relive such a monumental time in history"
Michelle Obama was my favorite!
KBG | Saginaw, MI | 11/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even though there are lots of high profile supporters featured in this DVD, Michelle Obama's words were so powerful and inspirational that I now know why Barack married her and calls her his best friend.
This DVD highlights speeches and interviews that were rarely seen by the public.
I was inspired all over again!"