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Published on December 9th, 2020 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


“From Poor to Ceo: The Incredible Journey of Herman Cain” New Documentary Unveils on DVD and Digital Download

Herman Cain was the true story of the ‘American dream’ – a man who came from a poor and under-educated family and reached the highest levels of corporate, social and political America, while always remembering his roots in family and faith. The new documentary FROM POOR TO CEO: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF HERMAN CAIN unveils on DVD and digital download on, now and in January.

Herman Cain, who rose from poverty in the segregated South to become the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, and a Republican Presidential Candidate in 2012, passed away in Atlanta, GA from COVID-19 on July 30, 2020. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral of Herman Cain was limited to just 50 people. Herman’s fans were unable to say goodbye.

FROM POOR TO CEO: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF HERMAN CAIN celebrates Cain’s extraordinary history with a feature-length documentary that chronicles both his personal and professional life. Herman Cain’s story describes the American reality, and his down-to-earth personal tale of hope and hard work is both unforgettable and inspirational.  FROM POOR TO CEO: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF HERMAN CAIN features amix of archive footage, animations, first person interviews with Cain, family members and community leaders. The documentary which was produced and filmed in 2018-2019, was produced by Tolli/Cain Entertainment and is distributed through Liftable Media.

“For over 70 years, my Dad, Herman Cain, dedicated his life to his family, his business career, and service to others,” said Dr. Melanie Cain Gallo, Herman Cain’s daughter. “As a Black man born in the 1940’s, my Dad undoubtedly experienced racism in education, business, and throughout his life, however, the movie does not focus on race. Instead, it focuses on how he worked to overcome those barriers to achieving his American dream. With the divisiveness and tensions in our country, this uplifting and inspiring documentary is especially needed today.”


  • Herman Cain Growing Up – The sacrifices his family, especially his father made to have a roof over their heads – scarce meals on their table each night – lunch money for school only once a week.
  • Herman Cain in Business – The road to success and his personal and professional challenges along the way.
  • Herman Cain As A Community Leader – An ordained minister in the Baptist Church; his strong sense of faith that led him throughout his entire life.  The film will show that his faith was central to his family, his life’s work and was the guiding force behind his career. It was also indispensable during battles with Stage 4 colon cancer and his underdog campaign for the Office of President of the United States.
  • Herman Cain As A Family Man – The hard work ethics that Herman observed at a young age, with his father doing three jobs at a time to take care of his family – the legacy that Herman carried on in his own life to make sure he provided for his own family.

FROM POOR TO CEO: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF HERMAN CAIN resonates with all viewers because it deftly chronicles the limitless possibilities available to everyone in America, and the persistence, fortitude, and faith it takes to achieve your dreams.  FROM POOR TO CEO: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF HERMAN CAIN is a family-oriented, deeply personal tale of hope and hard work that is as unforgettable as it is inspirational.

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