"The Final Year" is a unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team during their last year in office. Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, 'The Final Year' offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years. The film revolves around a foreign policy team assembled by Barack Obama nearly a decade ago, during his first presidential campaign: Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Ambassador Samantha Power, Deputy National Security Advisor and presidential confidant Ben Rhodes, as well National Security Advisor Susan Rice and President Obama himself.
I wanted to see this for another opportunity to watch Barack Obama in action. Actually it was much more than that. It was a fascinating behind the scenes study of the phenomenal women and men who worked with him to achieve as much as he could. They were all idealistic and yet pragmatic. You see Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes, John Kerry and others. You watch all of them work tirelessly in their missions for honest government and to bring peace between nations and equality for all. Climate change was one of their most important issues. You see their hearts break when they watch with disbelief Trump elected as president. As we know, Trump has gone on to negate as much of Obama’s work as he has been able to. I learned that Laos was the most bombed nation on earth and people there are still being maimed and killed by mines. I doubt that the US ever had or will have again a man and administration as fine and noble as that of Obama’s.