The Education of Auma Obama
Followed by a Q&A with director Branwen Okpako
If you think you understand US President Barack Obama’s Kenyan heritage, watch this film and think again. Nigerian-Welsh director Branwen Okpako lovingly reveals one of the key women living in the shadows of Obama’s success – his fascinating, sophisticated Kenyan half-sister, Auma Obama. Set against the excitement of the US election race in 2008, and with a rousing soundtrack, The Education of Auma Obama is an elegant portrait of a brilliant woman – a woman who introduced President Obama to his Kenyan roots. What better way to see in US elections day?
Dir. Branwen Okpako. Germany/Kenya. 2011. 79 min. Print Source: Filmkantine
£9 / £6.50