|A feature documentary on the life and times|
of Auma Obama told from her homestead in Kenya during the run up to the 2008 US Presidential elections that brought her brother Barack Obama to power.
|Auma Obama, Kezia Obama, Marsat Osumba Onyango,|
Mama Sarah Obama, Elke Brenstein, Gloria Hagberg,
Paula Schramm, Lois Wambui Thuo, Njeri Karago,
Prof. Wierlacher, Jai Gonzales, Alfons L. Ims,
Wanjiru Kinyanjui and others
|Writer, Director, Editor||Branwen Okpako|
|Sound || Ulla Kösterke|
|Sound Design||Kuen-II Song|
|Re-recording Mixer||Ansgar Frerich|
|Producers || Katrin Springer|
|Commissioning Editor||Jörg Schneider|
|shot on location in Kenya, England and Germany|
languages: English, German, Luo, Swahili
|Filmkantine in co-production with|
ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel and Branwen Okpako
supported by Rombach & Partner and Pictorion das werk
|Germany 2011, 79 minutes|
was born in Nigeria. She studied Political Science in England, followed by studies in Film Direction in Berlin.
O’levels International school Ibadan 1980 - 1985.
International Baccalaureate United World college of
the Atlantic Wales 1985 - 1987.
BSc Political Science Bristol University 1988 - 1991.
Masters Film Direction German Film & Television Academy Berlin (dffb) 1992 - 1999.
The Education of Auma Obama
(Die Geschichte der Auma Obama, 2011)
Dreckfresser (Dirt for Dinner, 2000)
The Pilot and the Passenger (2007)
Tal der Ahnungslosen (Valley of the Innocent, 2003)
Branwen Okpako in interview with
Professor Angelica Fenner of Toronto University
Women in German Yearbook 28 (2012)
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DVD with English and German subtitles