EUROPE FOR PRESIDENT
Documentation, 52 minutes
Inspired by the spectacle staged in Berlin by still-citizen-Obama in July 2008, Thomas Altheimer, decides to not only stage a presidential campaign of his own in America but also to take the message to Barack Obama that Europe is not a part of his constituency.
At a casting session in LA Altheimer picks the beautiful Hannah Jefferson to front the Europe 2008 campaign. From LA the campaign sets out to capture the hearts and minds of Americans in small towns. But the real challenge quickly proves to be to capture the heart and mind of the candidate herself.
Disagreeing on pretty much everything, the culture-clashed Altheimer and Jefferson go to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver...
Concept & script: Thomas Altheimer
Directed by Thomas Altheimer
Producers: John Lueftner & David Schalko
A Superfilm Production In Coproduction with ZDF and ORF. In Cooperation with ARTE and RTR.