“Dreams from My Real Father”
“A Story of Reds and Deception”
“Dreams” is an innovative and controversial film, perhaps the most controversial political documentary ever made. When he was 18, according to this film, Barak Obama was a committed revolutionary who arrived at Occidental College. He had a strong foundation in Marxism and throughout his presidential campaign in 2008; there were questions about his family background, his economic philosophy and his fundamental political ideology. This film is an alternate biography to the man serving as the President of the United States and gives us a look at what shaped the life of the 44th president.
The part of Obama is played by a voice-over actor who tells us of the man’s life journey in socialism from birth through his ascendency to the presidency. We are first informed that Obama’s real father was Frank Marshall Davis, Communist Party American propagandist who most probably helps shape Obama formative years. Obama ran on the idea that he was and is a multi-cultural man who was above politics and it is questionable, according to this film, that the man who herded goats in Kenya was not his father and was used to hide Obama’s Marxist agenda which does not jive with American values.
Two years of research went into the making of this film and we see interviews and new footage as well as the writing of Obama and Davis and we are left to speculate what the truth really is. Whether his is true or not is the question we have to ask and to answer it depends on how one is affected by what he sees. Is this the definitive film? I think not. Do I have an opinion? I still don’t know. Suddenly the birth certificate becomes unimportant and who the father is seems to be the real issue.
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