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Souza served as a photographer in the Reagan White House before he was approached about chronicling Obama's terms — a job with its own fascinating background that he approached, Souza says here, as "a historian with a camera," constantly thinking of "mood, emotion, context."For Souza, that spanned the gamut of experiences, from the killing of Osama bin Laden to wrenching moments with families of the children killed at Sandy Hook, from the exultation surrounding the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling to Obama and his daughters happily playing in the snow.Director Dawn Porter takes those raw images — which yielded the book "Obama: An Intimate Portrait" — and wrings an additional magic from them by wedding the still photos with video of events, in a way that underscores what the photographer captured, then animates and enhances it. That's especially true with something like his portfolio from Ronald Reagan's funeral, juxtaposing pictures of Nancy Reagan standing over his coffin with footage of her.Souza's new-found fame, however, stemmed from an unexpected — and to friends and associates, surprising — departure once Trump took over, as his growing exasperation prompted him to begin contrasting flattering images of Obama with actions of the Oval Office's current inhabitant. Those shots of Obama, he says, illustrate "how the job as president should be done."Porter augments the interviews with Souza and glimpses of his work with other voices, such as former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power, who suggest that Souza helped create "a window into the man that was occupying the office."The documentary will surely be moving for those nostalgic about Obama's presidency, from his humorously competitive streak on the basketball court to the heartbreaking visit to Newtown, as David Wheeler describes the president's interactions with his grief-stricken familRead More – Source

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