Dinesh D’Souza making follow-up to ‘2016: Obama’s America’
Dinesh D’Souza, the conservative author behind the surprising box office hit “2016: Obama’s America,” is planning a follow-up to his 2012 documentary. The new film will posit that America is undergoing a terrifying transformation during President Barack Obama’s second term.
“Obama’s America” zeroed in on the president’s international background, analyzed what shaped his current — and often controversial — worldview, and speculated about what the country could look like if he was re-elected to a second term. (RELATED: D’Souza opens up about his upcoming documentary)
The documentary became the second-highest grossing political documentary of all time, behind Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11.” (RELATED: Obama’s America wins at the box office)
Since Obama beat out GOP challenger Mitt Romney to win a second term last November, D’Souza is teaming up with the producers of “Obama’s America” to create a documentary about how “we are all living in Obama’s America now.”
“We are now living in the America that we warned our fellow citizens could come to pass if President Obama were re-elected,” D’Souza said in a statement. “Like it or not America is now the nation that Barack Obama Junior and Senior dreamed of creating.”
“Americans are right to be terrified as they see the transformation of America take place before their very eyes. But it’s at great moments of peril like this that we need to regroup and rediscover the first principles of what made America great.”
Carrying on the theme from his first documentary, D’Souza says that Obama sees America as an “oppressive force” and that he has lost sight of our country’s original values.
“To paraphrase George Bailey in ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, the question all people should ask from time to time is what would the world look like if America never was — and that’s a question I often ask myself,” D’Souza said.
“President Obama looks at America as an oppressive force, both against its own citizens and abroad, while I and millions of others around the world have a different view: that America has been a great blessing to its own people and to the world. We intend to provide both serious answers and have some fun as we take Obama’s dreams for America to their logical conclusions.”
“America” will be released in 2014.
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