Why are film-makers fascinated by Barack Obama?

Why are film-makers fascinated by Barack Obama?
 

As Barack Obama's time at the White House draws to an end, filmmakers are turning their attention to his early life. Two biopics - Barry and Southside with You - have been made for the big screen. So why the sudden fascination with the US president's younger days?
Actors Parker Sawyers and Devon Terrell bumped into each other recently at an Emmys party in Los Angeles.
They had never met before, but it wasn't hard for them to recognise each other. Not only were they signed up to the same talent agency - both played the role of a young Barack Obama in separate films about him this year.... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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