The Way I See It
Director: Dawn Porter Run Time: 100 min. Rating: PG-13
Starring: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pete Souza, Samantha Power
Straight from its September 11 world premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival.
About the film:
Expands on the New York Times bestseller, “Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents,” from Pete Souza, Chief White House Photographer for President Obama.
A unique eyewitness to history, the film documents Souza’s personal journey from reticent bystander of current events to Instagram superstar. Armed with millions of photos and an insider’s perspective, Souza broke his political silence when he began posting photos from the Obama administration in direct response to the current administration on countless issues — race, health care, gun control, climate change, LBGTQ+ equality, and more. By selecting the right image to tell the right story at the right time, Souza encouraged 2.3 million Instagram users to become civically engaged.
“A testimony to the power of photography…Captures the hope and anxiety of this current, pivotal election year”
About the filmmakers:
Both a lawyer and an insightful visual storyteller, Dawn Porter directed and produced critically acclaimed documentaries Gideon’s Army (2013), Trapped (2016), John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020), and the Netflix series Bobby Kennedy for President (2018). Other The Way I See It producers include award-winning actress and social activist Laura Dern and her Jaywalker Pictures partner Jayme Lemons, and Evan Hayes, the Academy Award-winning producer of Free Solo (2018). Award-winning photojournalist Pete Souza is also Professor Emeritus of Visual Communication at Ohio University.See today’s showtimes