The Education of Auma Obama (Clip)


An intimate look at Auma Obama's life as a post-colonial and feminist Kenyan woman.

 Nigerian-Welsh director, Branwen Okpako's film documents her former film school classmate's great life and work, which gladly coincided during the filming, with Obama's 2008 election race. The film largely deals with a post colonial identity in a global sense, since she went to school and lived abroad and studied film, and was concerned with Africa's image in the media. She worked as a pundit on German television for a while to this effect. She has since moved back to Kenya and is involved in many projects including running a foundation.
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July 21, 2012, 6:56 a.m.
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Director: Branwen Okpako
Country: Kenya/UK/Germany
Language: English/German/Swahili/Luo
Year: 2011
Cast: Elke Brenstein, Auma Obama, Kezia Obama
Producer: Branwen Okpako, Katrin Springer, Volker Ullrike
Music by: Jean-Paul Bourelly
Editor: Branwen Okpako
The Education of Auma Obama (Clip)