Planning on visiting Orlando this Spring Break? Well, you’re not going to want to miss this. The Florida A&M University College of Law will be screening “Believe: The Barack Obama Story” on Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m.
This documentary profiles the life of President Barack Obama from his birth in Honolulu, Hawaii, to his rise to become the first black president of the United States.
“Believe” is narrated by the award-winning journalist and political analyst Roland Martin. Martin is a CNN contributor and is most known for his on-air comments on Martin Luther King Jr. and Sarah Palin.
The film features discussions and videos with President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. The film includes interviews with people from Obama’s his early childhood and those involved in his historic political career, with filming across the nation including Hawaii, Chicago and Washington, DC.
“Believe” is produced by Potomac Productions. Potomac is well recognized for their nationally acclaimed documentaries, including “MLK: The Making of a Holiday” and “James Brown: the Man, the Music & the Message.”
Trenton Shakespeare, 19, is a sophomore education student at Florida State University who will be visiting Orlando this Spring Break, and is looking forward to the screening.
“I think this movie will enlighten many people,” the Jacksonville native said. “Obama is a great man, that’s bringing about change.”
If you live in or will be visiting the Orlando area this could be a rewarding and entertaining experience.
“I think this is a great opportunity for people in Orlando, I am glad FAMU is getting involved with the film,” said Kayla Thomas, 20, a junior pharmacy student from Orlando.
The screening is free and open to the general public. The public screening will advance the debut of the on WFTV Channel 9, the local ABC affiliate, scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2009.
Following the screening, copies of the DVD will be sold for $19.95 each and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the FAMU College of Law scholarship fund.