America

America

Imagine the World Without Her

DVD - 2014
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What would the world look like if America never existed? Dinesh D'Souza, bestselling author and creator of 2016: Obama's America, explores this fascinating question in this stirring, thought-provoking documentary. Through re-enactments of landmark events in America's history and insightful interviews with leading historians, D'Souza brings us face-to-face with the brave heroes who built a great nation, and offers a powerful defense against critics intent upon "the shaming of America."
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,5.1 dolby digital
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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white_cobra_21
Jun 16, 2017

“Every man must write with his own hand the charter of his emancipation proclamation. We are all in this country a minority of one, and how we succeed or fail depends on our efforts.” -MLKjr
This movie attempts to address the current efforts by the left to replace the American Dream with American Shame. The narrative that America has stolen everything it has from someone else. That Americans today have everything they have because they stole it from someone else and denied others the right to their “fair share” of everything. This film does not attempt to justify the war, slavery and breaking of treaties by the U.S.A., rather he attempts to show that these things happened in every country, by every race, to every race and that it was America that has finally changed the conquering narrative over the past 250 years. If you are a closed-minded conservative, you will likely love this movie. If you are a closed-minded liberal, you will absolutely hate this movie. If you are a fair-minded conservative or liberal, you are going to find this movie has a lot of great food for thought. If I have a criticism of the first hour, the film states clearly that where we stole, we should repay, but it is incredibly light on what that means – how do you repay the blacks and whites who are descended from slaves? Who is going to pay them? (the descendants of the slave owners?) And how do you address those of us who are descended from both slaves and slave owners? The statement is made, but not addressed. Then he ends on the note that American wealth was not stolen, it was created. Which seems to clearly contradict his clear comments that some actions need to be done to make things right (especially when he discussed the Native Americans). But overall, this attempt to address the shaming of America by the left is a pretty clear position paper for those who find themselves in opposition to this attempt to shame America. The last 30 minutes of the movie is a switch from this narrative to an attempt to blame his illegal campaign activity as being the result of political persecution by a corrupt liberal regime led by Obama and Clinton. It is unfortunate, as it leaves the feeling of a personal attack as motive for this film, instead of being a film about what makes America great, how not to feel ashamed that greatness was accompanied by awful treachery and yet also led to this great nation being one where that treachery was turned on its head and turned into freedom and opportunity for those victims.

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joecarson
Jun 14, 2017

After i saw the trailers, i was looking forward to an alternate history movie that would tell the story of what the world would be like if the United States had not come into being. Instead, it's one long conspiracy rant by a whining right winger.

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d049846265
Dec 09, 2015

Very good and well made. Highly recommend ALL real Americans see it.
And hopefully ALL the "useful idiots" who worhip the worse POTUS I have had to endure. And the MOST corrupt. And yes I am talking about the FRAUD Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro. Wake up America.

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beckythecat1
Nov 22, 2015

Okay, , if you are a conservative, really conservative. . you will love this. The guy who made this has way to much money to spend on stuff like this.

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Monolith
Apr 21, 2015

D'Souza presents a very refreshing and intelligent approach to his hypothetical question on where we as Americans would be w/o Her. Truly an admirable & classy piece of work. (Those of The Left kindly spare me your backlash -- I'm not interested in debate.) FIVE STARS.

Lyceum Feb 24, 2015

A must watch and should be required for all middle and high school aged students. It is time to remove the anti-American history revisionist propaganda from public schools. If socialists hate America, let them find a new homeland and stop messing with America.

7duffy Jan 29, 2015

Good, watchable movie. Need to check the facts to see if its accurate. Sort of a right wing Michael Moore (who facts are 60% wrong), so I presume Dinesh might be drawing his own conclusions as much as Moore does. However, he presents good premises and if accurate, good topics for discussion.

vanhln Jan 27, 2015

@1_biblioteca,
Give it a break with your liberal garbage....
1_biblioteca: "Not what I expected."
Right.. What did you expect? An Obama loving movie? You knew what the movie was before you rented it.. Stop lying.

Go back to your basement and collect your $3 from Soros for shilling against this film.

1_biblioteca Jan 25, 2015

Original comment erased. This movie is filled with historical inaccuracies, half truths, and whole lies. Poorly researched, it attempts to rewrite history. I was really hoping to see a film about the instrumental role the US has played in history, and how the world would be different if the US had not existed at pivotal points in history. Despite the trailer and movie synopsis, this movie is not about how the world may have developed in the absence of the US, but is instead the author's critique of political views different from his own, and a failed attempt to support his own views in a historical context. This movie is filled with revisionist history, misrepresentations, glaring omissions, and in some instances outright lies. The author routinely presents his opinions as if they are facts, and fails to fully develop or support his arguments. This movie should be viewed for ENTERTAINMENT purposes only, as the author takes so many artistic liberties it is actually a work of fiction-NOT a documentary. It is more political propaganda than thought provoking historical critique. My fear is that some poor soul who is ignorant about US history will see this and think it is an accurate representation-it's not. Since it fails on its historical accuracy, I can only rate it on its entertainment value. Again, it fails. Many of the "interviews" and video clips seemed to be edited to fit the authors agenda, and not to fully relay the intent or position of the interviewee. The acting was passable, but not great or even believable. The writing was mediocre. Furthermore, the sound track while ostensibly trying to arouse a patriotic response from the viewer, is mostly annoying, and obvious. Overall, it was a little boring, and not at all what I was expecting based on the trailer. I recommend seeing Saving Private Ryan, Dances With Wolves, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer, or The Patriot. All are a lot more historically accurate, and definitely more entertaining.

1_biblioteca Jan 25, 2015

Not what I expected. I saw this based solely on the trailer. I had not heard of the author or the movie before. I expected it to be a compelling documentary about the USA and its role at pivotal points in history, based on actual historical facts and potential outcomes. However, the movie is just an endless, racist rant, filled with opinions presented as facts, half truths, and whole lies. Arguments are not supported by facts, and are often backed up by lies. I am Not a liberal or a progressive. I am a historian, and I take issue with the author's revisionist history. There are very few historical facts given, and those that are given, are misconstrued and changed in such a manner as to be at best misleading, and at worst false. For example, the author seems to equate the African slave trade with indentured servitude (which included more than just poor Irish Mr. D'Souza, and indentured servants had more protections under the law, and when freed where usually given land. In fact mos historians think they where better off than poor immigrants who came on their own. The same cannot be said of African slaves, who had completely supplanted indentured servants by 1690). His comparison was laughable for anyone with just a rudimentary knowledge of US history. He also seemed to suggest that Native Americans are better off now because some tribes have casinos and that the land taken from them was never theirs to begin with. There are many more examples and comparisons given that are wrong or very weak. Poor comparisons serve only to weaken his arguments, and call into question the validity of his entire position. For anyone looking for a true well researched documentary, I would advise you to look elsewhere. For those who care little about facts, or history, and are merely looking for a video that supports their ideology and hates on Obama, you may enjoy this.

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