Winner of the 2010 for Best Documentary-Cultural. This heartwarming and at times, touching documentary chronicles the preparation, experience, and aftermath of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Black Studies Department, students, and community persons as they embark upon the inauguration of President Barack Obama. A mixture of cinema verity and interview, this documentary provides an eyewitness accounting of the event through emerging primary stories representative of a broad array of cultural and occupational backgrounds. It is the cinematic documentation of the joy, the laughter, and the tears as 55 passengers board a bus and travel over 2,000 miles for an experience of a lifetime.
Students, educators, and Omaha, NE community pillars once again embark on a journey into history as Emmy Award-winning director, Omowale Akintunde, makes a second trip to and feature length documentary on the 45th Presidential Inauguration of America's first Black President, Barack Obama. The first trip and filmed documentary entitled, 'An Inaugural Ride to Freedom,' garnered the 2010 Emmy Award for Best Documentary. That heartwarming and, at times, touching documentary provided an eyewitness account of the first inauguration of President Barack Obama through emerging primary stories representative of a broad array of cultural and occupational backgrounds. It was the cinematic documentation of the joy, the laughter, and the tears as 55 passengers boarded a bus and traveled over 2000 miles for the experience of a lifetime. Omowale Akintunde once again documents history in the making as he takes another group of 55 passengers to the second inauguration of Barack Obama on January 21, 2013