Emilio says that with the death of Bobby Kennedy, America unraveled culturally and he believes that a film like Bobby can help reverse that.
"I believe that the death of Bobby Kennedy was, in many ways, the death of decency in America. … And I believe that we lost our way," Emilio says. "We need to reconnect to our humanity because we have come so far away from that. We've come so far away from treating one another as brothers and sisters. … We're so much better than where we're at."
The film also shows that Bobby Kennedy's message is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago, Oprah says. On the day after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Bobby Kennedy delivered these words: "Those who live with us are our brothers, that they share with us the same short moment of life, that they seek, as do we, nothing but the chance to live out their lives in purpose and in happiness. Surely this bond of common fate, this bond of common goals, can begin to teach us something, and we can begin to work a little harder to become, in our hearts, brothers and countrymen once again."