Director: Dan Fipphen & Elyse Kelly | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2017 | Length: 4 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Age: 5+ years

Screened as part of TOAFF18

Not quite ready to go? Never underestimate the power of one voice to change things.

On a rainy day in June of 2007, President Obama found himself speaking to a subdued crowd in the tiny town of Greenwood, SC. He was exhausted, soaking wet, and beginning to doubt the whole campaign when a voice called out from the back, “Fired up, ready to go!”. The chant, started by one unassuming woman in a church hat, transformed the audience and went on to become a rallying cry in every corner of America.

With the audio of President Obama’s speech as the soundtrack, the film combines original animation by 13 artists from around the world.

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Official selection, NYICFF