Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union

Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union

Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union

This three-part docuseries pairs together the upbringing of 44th United States President Barack Obama with the country's racial history of the time.

2021USAHBO
Documentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
4 August 2021

Part 1

A look back at Obama's upbringing, his early days in Hawaii, and his pursuit of higher education at Columbia University and Harvard Law School. Through archival interviews, Obama reflects on the impact of an estranged... MORE father, growing up biracial, and his evolving relationship with the Black community in Chicago, where he worked as a community organizer.

EPISODE 1.2
4 August 2021

Part 2

After announcing his bid for the White House, Obama faces constant pressure on the campaign trail to define his identity.

EPISODE 1.3
4 August 2021

Part 3

As president, Obama confronts formidable hurdles with a divided Congress and faces criticism as the nation grapples with police brutality.​

Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union / Reviews

Variety

Variety

This documentary about a historic First Man has more interest in the fellow he is than the way he got there.

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CNN

CNN

Kunhardt has nicely encapsulated the Obama presidency, both for those who can remember it and generations to come.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Half a provocative and complicated exploration of the role of race in Obama’s political career and half a poorly sourced, by-the-numbers, generic biography.

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Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union / Trailers