By the People: The Election of Barack Obama

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By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
By the People 2009 Documentary about Obama.jpg
Directed by Amy Rice
Alicia Sams
Produced by Bristol Baughan
Deric Margolis
D.J. Martin
Audrey Rosenberg
Benjamin Goldhirsh
Dan O'Meara
Chris Romano
Edward Norton
Stuart Blumberg
William Migliore
Elissa Brown
Amy Rice
Alicia Sams
Starring Barack Obama, various
Music by Craig Wedren
Edited by Sam Pollard
Geeta Gandbhir
Arielle Amsalem
Distributed by HBO
Release date
  • August 7, 2009 (2009-08-07)
Running time
116 minutes
Country United States
Language English

By the People: The Election of Barack Obama is a 2009 documentary film produced by Edward Norton broadcast in November 2009 on HBO, which follows Barack Obama and various members of his campaign team, including David Axelrod, through the two years leading up to the United States presidential election on November 4, 2008.

Proceeds from the sale of the soundtrack of this film went to United Way and Enterprise Community Partners. Both organizations will put the funds toward rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast region.

External links

  • Official website
  • By the People: The Election of Barack Obama on IMDb
  • New Documentary on Barack Obama’s Historic Presidential Run - video report by Democracy Now!
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