'Obama's America 2016' Set for Wide Release, Responses Are 'Tumultuous, Ferocious, Almost Revelatory'
By Ruth Miyake - Crossmap On August 2, 2012
Obama's America 2012
"Obama's America 2016," a controversial documentary currently out with a limited release, is set to be open to a wider audience in early August, casting a question of "If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?"
The film, which has already caused a box office splash in Texas with nearly $32,000 gross in its opening weekend, is based on two books written by conservative activist Dinesh D'Souza, who traveled across the U.S. to unveil the life history of Obama.
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He "immersed in exotic locales across four continents" as he "races against time to find answers to Obama's past and reveal where America will be in 2016."
“The reason we called it ‘2016’ is because we want audiences to question what the implications are, and what the world would look like in 2016 if he is re-elected,” D’Souza said.
“It is a real mystery how he managed to convince so many Americans to vote for him, and how some of his deepest beliefs have gone unscrutinized.”
“The world could be a pretty scary place in 2016,” D’Souza says in the film.
“Israel brought to its knees, America’s defenses weakened, the Muslim world united. But America would still be a rich country. How does Obama change that? How does he restore the world before colonialism? Actually, there is a way, and it’s a beautiful way. I call it, debt as a weapon of mass destruction.”
The responses from the movie's early screenings have varied.
"I would describe it as powerful, energized, tumultuous, ferocious, almost revelatory," D'Souza told The Christian Post.
"I've seen people weeping as they come out of the theater. There have been people that want to hug me, people that look dazed, every kind of extremely kind of powerful response. We are only open in a few markets, but August 10 is when we go more broadly to at least two to three hundred more markets."
Surprisingly, the author learned lessons from liberal director Michael Moore.
“When he released ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ in 2004 ahead of the election, it sparked intense debate. I learned some lessons from Michael Moore, and hopefully he might learn some lessons from me about handling facts,” D’Souza told FOX411.
“This film is a thriller, whatever you think and regardless of your politics, you are going to leave this movie going ‘wow, I had no idea this was the man that has been in the White House for the past four years.”
"Obama's America 2016" is produced by Gerald R. Molen, producer for the Academy Award winning film Schindler’s List and co-producer for Rain Man which won the Oscar for Best Picture.
The author's journey led him to discover "how Hope and Change became radically misunderstood, and identifies new flashpoints for hot wars in mankind's greatest struggle. The journey moves quickly over the arc of the old colonial empires, into America's empire of liberty, and we see the unfolding realignment of nations and the shape of the global future."
Watch the trailer of "Obama's America 2016":