Jan. 18, 2018
Greg Barker's documentary, The Final Year, was reviewed in the Washington Post:
Calling all progressives: Who’s ready to relive the tsunami of dismay and stupefaction that came crashing down on Nov. 8, 2016? In case you’ve forgotten what the hangover after that presidential election felt like, there’s a new documentary to walk you through it all over again.
Set during the last 12 months of Barack Obama’s presidency, and centering on the day-to-day business of the administration’s foreign policy team — Secretary of State John F. Kerry, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, national security adviser Susan E. Rice and her deputy, Ben Rhodes — “The Final Year” is, on one level, a countdown clock to what some might characterize as Armageddon. It features fly-on-the-wall footage of White House staffers and officials, most of whom remain in denial, for much of the film, about Donald Trump’s electability. (It was Power, a producer on Greg Barker’s 2009 film, “Sergio,” who provided entree to the inner workings of the White House.)