The film’s director, Bennett Miller (Moneyball), edited together a diverse group of Americans talking in six-second clips about their vision of the country.
In true art house style, the film rolls with no fanfare toward an anticlimactic push to reelect Obama.
Norton told Buzzfeed that Obama’s top campaign adviser, David Axelrod, reached out to him in July asking him to consider new ways filmmakers might get involved in the 2012 campaign.
Norton previously produced the HBO documentary "By the people: The election of Barack ObamaBarack ObamaThe Memo: Winners and losers from the battle over health care Ex-Trump aide: Tillerson is ‘part of the swamp’ Rand Paul takes victory lap on GOP health bill MORE" in 2009.
"I had been having a conversation with friends about how frustrating it was to see the conversation reducing politics to a gladatorial [sic] wrestling match,” Norton told Buzzfeed.
No wrestling matches are to be found in Norton’s film.
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