Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to “The Final Year,” a behind-the-scenes look at Barack Obama’s foreign policy team.
The HBO documentary, directed by Greg Barker, unfolds during the 44th president’s last year in office, following America’s top diplomats and political advisors as they grapple with the rise of ISIS, try to hammer out a nuclear deal with Iran, and attempt to bring attention to the issue of global warming.
The film profiles several key members of Obama’s staff, including Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, Deputy National Security Adviser and presidential confidant Ben Rhodes, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and President Obama himself.
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