I saw this movie out of curiosity and was generally unimpressed-- It seemed to be little more than a 90 minute political commercial. However, one theme was stressed that Obama himself mentioned during his recent UN speech: Anti-colonialism. Although it is popular to condemn Western annexation of foreign lands in the 19th and early 20th centuries, it is quite another matter to imply that the US currently has territorial designs on other countries or is deliberately undermining their economic development. The interesting part of the movie portrayed Obama's father and many of his early mentors as anti-colonial freedom fighters, particularly from Africa and India. This seems to be where the reference in the UN speech comes from: Rich (i.e., Western) countries taking the natural resources of poor countries while leaving the local populations in poverty. I wonder how many of you agree with this view?