Brian Thompson reviews “The Final Year” for The Young Folks

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After our perception of the political arena has been irreversibly altered since the last election cycle, the most striking element of The Final Year —  the latest feature from documentarian Greg Barker (We Are the GiantManhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden) —  is its inescapable sense of harmony. From its opening moments in The Oval Office, there is a physical quiet that we no longer associate with a presidential administration. More timely than Barker could have possibly anticipated when he first undertook the project, The Final Year is a vital reminder of optimism in power, a stirring portrait of the movers and shakers who are compelled to fight for the betterment of humanity.

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