Documentary Film On President Obama’s African Family Screened At PAFF


The Education of Auma Obama screens, a documentary following Obama’s African family, at the ongoing Pan African Film Festival (PAFF).

The film focused on President Obama’s sister and follows Obama and Michelle’s Kenyan visits in previous years. The film which runs for 79 minutes explores Obama’s African routes, unraveling the political activism that is inherent in their routes up until the 2008 US presidential election.

Branwen Okpako directed the riveting film which is classified as a German documentary. This is a special year for PAFF, because it marks the festival’s return to the Baldwin Hills/ Crenshaw district in Los Angeles. PAFF was established in Los Angeles, but in 2011 it was moved to Culver City only to return to its roots this year. PAFF is the largest event celebrating the Black History Month in America.

Other documentaries which also screened at PAFF under the Best Documentary category include An African Election, Mama Africa, The Story of Lovers Rock and Brooklyn Boheme.

The first screening of the film took place yesterday, but there is a second screening scheduled for the 19th of February at 11 am.



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