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The Nobel Peace Prize Documentary 2009 [electronic resource]: A New Era of Engagement

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Awarding the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to U.S. President Barack Obama may be the Nobel committee's most controversial decision of all time. This program examines the choice and its implications, as well as the background, accomplishments, and potential of the recipient. Produced by the Nobel Foundation, the film outlines Obama's diverse heritage and formative experiences, compiles opinions from a broad spectrum of political players, and assesses the 44th President's evolving foreign policy. Interviews feature Susan Rice, U.S. Representative to the UN; David Frum, speechwriter for President George W. Bush; Thorbjorn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; and others. Excerpts from Obama's September 2009 speech to the UN General Assembly and June 2009 speech at Cairo University are also included.
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26 min.
8 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Apr. 01, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
New Era of Engagement
  • 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner (1:31)
  • President Obama's Reaction to Nobel Award (1:09)
  • Controversial Winner (0:46)
  • Jesse Jackson on Barack Obama (0:57)
  • U.S.: Humanitarian Obligation (1:10)
  • Barack Obama and Sudan (0:48)
  • Obama: Interconnected World (1:16)
  • Global Cooperation (0:39)
  • America's Relations with Muslim World (1:30)
  • Obama's Chicago (1:07)
  • Grassroots Organization (1:42)
  • Obama's Determination to Excel (0:56)
  • Obama's Law Degree (1:16)
  • Arab/Israeli Conflict (1:19)
  • Civilian Casualties (1:00)
  • Barack Obama on Nuclear Weapons (0:51)
  • Obama's Commitment to Dialog with "Enemies" (1:03)
  • Obama and the Rule of Law (1:10)
  • Challenges for the Obama Administration (1:10)
  • Obama and Afghanistan (1:10)
  • Obama's Commitment to End Terrorism (0:53)
  • Nobel Prize for Obama (1:29)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
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41076 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (26 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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