If you enjoy watching Hollywood films with a heavy political slant, then you’ll love this documentary about Letters To The President. Directed by Petr Lumumba, the film highlights the different letters that Obama has written out in the last year alone. In this film, filmmaker Petr Lom dives deep into the personal relationships that the president has forged with other world leaders. Specifically, the documentary focuses on the president’s penchant for writing out letters to the citizens of Iran. The film follows the leader as he tries to reply to the hundreds of written letters that Iranian citizens have sent him, and the camera follows the leader as he tries to answer the questions from his peers as well as those from the many people who are interested in how he does it.
Although the documentary is not a very good movie (in my opinion), one must consider what a unique opportunity it presents to Americans who want more interaction with their president. By opening up his correspondence to the public, the president is also allowing a different side of politics to be exposed to the general public. In this sense, Letters to the President is very much like many independent films that are made available to the public through the Internet.
However, you should note that although Letter to the President is a very funny film, it is still very serious in its approach. The fact that the president is seen as a jokester throughout the film goes against the image that most Americans have of their president. Still, while the film portrays the seriousness of a president who wants to be seen as “maudicated,” it does not make him some sort of god or superhero. The fact that he has such a dark side is something that is revealed in the end of the movie. It is almost like a coming of age story for him. Americans are now very used to seeing their president portrayed as a funny guy who is wise, but funny is a different thing altogether.
Many people love to read letters to the president because they want to see what the president is thinking on various topics. If you look at the presidential daily report that is released, you will see that the president often discusses current events in the news, things that are news to many people who are also sitting in the Oval Office. He even discusses things that only people in the United States are privy to. When you read letters to the president, you get a rare glimpse into the thoughts and opinions of a leader who leads the country.
In some instances, the letters to the president might include some interesting comments by the leader of the country. However, there are some controversial statements that might be viewed as controversial if they were made in other settings. President George W. Bush made some statements that other people found to be offensive. There have been instances when other leaders of other countries have found statements by the president to be inappropriate.
Letters to the President is not just something that is done for fun. There are some parts of the movie that show President Obama’s administration being run as a well-oiled machine. There are times when the words spoken by the president are just too politically correct. People do get upset with how bland his speeches are. He might sound like a robot, but that does not mean he is not intelligent.
When people read letters to the president, they want to know what the president is thinking on some of the most serious issues facing the country today. If the president had a website, then people could go there to get their president’s take on the hot button issues of the day. The media can blow him off, but it is really the people with the proper political savvy that are able to make a difference. You do not want the president to shut down all independent think tanks because they are his friends. Presidents do not shut down organizations they once supported. This type of attitude is bad for the country and is an indication of a leadership lack of direction.
There is a small fee associated with all letters to the president packages. It is only a small price to pay for access to some of the most interesting and important documents in the history of man. These letters provide a window into the mind of our president. They also allow us to see the world from his point of view. While it might not always be correct, at least it will bring some enlightenment to our nation’s future.