Inside Obama's White House / screening and discussion


When: Thursday, 23 February, 2017 / 18.00
Where: Conference Room / Ground floor
Lecturer: Paul Mitchell and Sarah Wallace(producers, directors)

You have an exclusive opportunity to watch an episode of the BBC documentary “Inside Obama’s White House”  called The Arc of History.
This final installment of the series explores Barack Obama's re-election campaign and his subsequent attempts to tackle some of America's most intractable social issues - guns, immigration and race. (IMDB)
Discussion with the executive producer Paul Mitchell follows the screening.

The BBC documentary “Inside Obama’s White House” tells the story of how the first African American to be elected U.S. president worked to reshape America, as told by his inner circle - and the president himself. Through unique access to the President, his advisors and political rivals, the documentary shows how President Obama outlined and implemented his vision for the United States.

Paul Mitchell, born in Boston, began working in television in 1986 for ABC News Moscow. Since 1990 he has lived in the UK producing award-winning films for the BBC, Discovery Channel, Channel 4, France Télévision, PBS, and National Geographic. His films have covered subjects as diverse as the history of perestroika and rock and roll in the USSR to the fate of the orphans of Argentina's dirty war.  The Death of Yugoslavia (1995) is no. 87 on the British Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest British television program of any genre ever to have been screened. Mitchell's films have won the du-Pont Columbia Journalism, the Peabody, the Emmy, BAFTA, Royal Television Society, New York Festival and the Grierson awards.

Sarah Wallis is a multi-lingual documentary and current affairs film-maker with two and a half decades' experience, including eight in the BBC documentaries department. She is co-author of two acclaimed books on the World Wars, told through letters and diaries, A War in Words and We Were Young and at War. As well as directing Obamacare, the second film in the BBC series Inside Obama's White House, Sarah worked on Channel 4's ten-part series, The First World War, the BBC's People's Century (which won both the DuPont Peabody and Emmy awards for her episode, Master Race); and Homecoming, the documentary of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's return to Russia (Royal Television Society Award).  A dual US-UK national (born in America to an American father and English mother), Sarah has lived in both countries and grew up with both cultures.

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