"A Complicated Affair": Obama and the Black Community, examines the complex relationship between the first African American President of the United states and his most loyal constituency.
In the early days of the new Obama Administration, Ernest Champell and Ted Thornton decided to produce a short length mini documentary on President Barack Obama's historic achievement. They sought a unique perspective on this from two former members of the Black Panther Party. The interviews were conducted in Los Angeles, and indeed the point of view from these gentlemen gave our project a unique narrative.
Up to this point, little was heard in traditional media concerning the revolutionaries of the 60's movement and their thoughts about Americas first Black President. Our project provided an opportunity for this perspective to be heard. As the President begins his second term, we want to expand on that conversation by talking to the former Panthers again, as well as, other members of the Black community. Ernest and Ted hope to present a nuanced look at what we term, "A complicated relationship" between the Administration; its objectives; and the Black Community. We are seeking production funding to achieve this goal.