Is it Shade, When it’s the Truth- The Way I See It

Pete Souza had no clue what dropping shade was when a social media user commented on his first instagram post. But almost four years later, he has learned the definition and more.

The camera historian had no idea that these images would propel him as a “political figure”

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Pete Souza takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride in the documentary, “The Way I See It, directed by Dawn Porter. The film provides a pictorial account of his experience as official White House photographer to former Presidents Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan. In this role, he witnessed the enormous responsibilities that are placed on the shoulders of the most powerful person in the United States.

Based around his two books, “Obama: An Intimate Portrait” and “Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents,” the film rotates became world lectures and interviews and gives you a glimpse of how he needed up in the role despite not being into politics.

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Ironically, I screened the film during my train ride to Washington DC and while it was nostalgic, I hid the tears that fell from my face as someone asked if I was ok. Tears of joy as I remembered what was followed by tears of sadness of what we did not appreciate. Souza was truly able to capture history in the making with exclusive scenes of former President Barack Obama. Scenes that remind you what we should expect in the leader of the free world.

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There are also images and stories of former President Ronald Reagan as he details why he had no interest in the job other and hated politics. The film shows Souza on the lecture circuit, telling heart warming and funny stories of both Presidents Obama and Reagan. The film is intriguing and insightful.

There are also images and stories of former President Ronald Reagan as he details why he had no interest in the job and hated politics. The film shows Souza on the lecture circuit, telling heart warming and funny stories of both Presidents Obama and Reagan. The film is intriguing and insightful.

The Way I See It hits movie theaters beginning Friday, September 18th and will air on MSNBC, Friday, October 9th

The film is produced by Evan Hayes (FREE SOLO), Laura Dern, Jayme Lemons and Dawn Porter.

Rated PG-13

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes

In select theaters.

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