The 1967 film ‘To Sir With Love’, is a befitting film reference farewell to President Barack Obama, as he takes his leave after 8 years of service to the American people, and the nation bids him adieu. As the first African American President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama had a profound impact on our nation, and the world.
— ExpressYourselfBlog (@EYBlog) January 20, 2017
The film is an ExpressYourselfBlog favorite. The 1967 British film is based on an autobiographical account of a book by the same name, written by the author, E.R. Braithwaite and published in 1959, according to British60scinema.net. The overall premise of the book, and film, is a school teacher’s struggles with social and racial tensions, that present challenges in connecting with the often defiant, inner-city youth he is charged to teach. There was little to no acceptance of the teacher, Mr. Mark Thackeray, and there were constant attempts by the students to break his spirit, and defy or undermine his authority at every turn. Sound familiar?
Ultimately the students come to not only accept their teacher Mr. Mark Thackeray, but respect and honor him in a way that can only truly be appreciated through a song. British singer Lulu wraps it all up beautiful with her song ‘To Sir With Love’, which she herself sang in the film. Her acting debut per British60scinema.net.
From ExpressYourselfBlog, we bid President Barack Obama our 44TH President a fond Farewell:
“To Sir, With Love. It has been an amazing honor to be a citizen under your leadership”. —ExpressYourselfBlog