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EDUCATION OF AUMA OBAMA, THE (GESCHICHTE DER AUMA OBAMA, DIE)

EDUCATION OF AUMA OBAMA, THE
AUMA OBAMA (photo © Filmkantine)

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.


Branwen Okpako was born in 1969 in Nigeria. She studied Political Science in England, followed by studies in Film Direction at the German Film & Television Academy Berlin (dffb). Her films include: the shorts PROBE (1992), VORSPIEL (1994), LANDING (1995), SEARCHING FOR TAID (1997) and LOVELOVELIEBE (1998), and the features DIRT FOR DINNER (DRECKFRESSER, 2000, winner of the Bavarian documentary film prize The Young Lion and First Prize at the Dubrovnik Documentary Film Festival in 2001), VALLEY OF THE INNOCENT (TAL DER AHNUNGSLOSEN, 2003), and THE EDUCATION OF AUMA OBAMA (DIE GESCHICHTE DER AUMA OBAMA, 2011).
Genre Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2011
Director Branwen Okpako
Screenplay Branwen Okpako
Cinematography Kolja Brandt, Marcus Winterbauer, John Podpadec
Producers Katrin Springer, Volker Ullrich
Production Company Filmkantine/Berlin, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Length 79 min
Format HD, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 English, German, Luo
Subtitled Versions English, German
Festivals Toronto 2011, Dubai 2011, Africa International Film Festival Lagos 2011, Panafrican Film Festival L.A. 2012, DOC AVIV 2012
Awards Audience Choice Award Lagos 2011, Festival Founder's Award Best Documentary L.A. 2012, African Movie Academy Award 2012 - Best Diaspora Documentary

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