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Dreams from My Real Father (2012)

At age 18, Barack Obama admittedly arrived at Occidental College a committed revolutionary Marxist. What was the source of Obama's foundation in Marxism? Throughout his 2008 Presidential ... See full summary »

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Ed Law ... Barack Obama - Narrator
Frank Marshall Davis ... Himself (archive footage)
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David Axelrod ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Ayers ... Himself (archive footage)
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At age 18, Barack Obama admittedly arrived at Occidental College a committed revolutionary Marxist. What was the source of Obama's foundation in Marxism? Throughout his 2008 Presidential campaign and term in office, questions have been raised regarding Barack Obama's family background, economic philosophy, and fundamental political ideology. Dreams from My Real Father is the alternative Barack Obama "autobiography," offering a divergent theory of what may have shaped our 44th President's life and politics. In Dreams from My Real Father, Barack Obama is portrayed by a voiceover actor who chronicles Barack Obama's life journey in socialism, from birth through his election to the Presidency. The film begins by presenting the case that Barack Obama's real father was Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA propagandist who likely shaped Obama's world view during his formative years. Barack Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. Was ... Written by Joel Gilbert

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Politcally biased mockumentary.
25 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

It is unclear whether this amateurish effort is meant to offend the political left or right. The left will find it generally offensive, and "Birthers" on the right will be frustrated by the undermining of their narrative.

A curious Director's Note precedes the film, acknowledging that the contents are "based on actual events," of "probable events," and "approximated conversations." http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/805/dreamsfrommyrealfatherx.jpg/

The whole of the film is presented in "Mockumentary" style (as are Director Joel Gilbert's other efforts, "Elvis Found Alive" and, "Paul McCartney Really is Dead-") with the first-person narrative meant to be the "true" voice of President Obama. The voice-over makes no real effort to sound similar to Barak Obama's tone or speech patterns, but continually presents fabricated emotional observations and descriptions as autobiographical.

The film is entertaining. Although the narrative is pedantic, predictable, and clumsy in it's stereotypes; Jazz music, nude photography, college education, foreigners and minorities are presented as communist threats to America; The Federal Government of the United States is (curiously at odds with modern Conservative thinking) a font of righteous American morals, including McCarthyism, the CIA, Hoover's FBI and anything vaguely military.

The writer is unable to reconcile his (again, Joel Gilbert) attempt at presenting Barak Obama's inner-voice with his own political agenda. The snide asides about Affirmative Action and habitual labeling of "Commies" are packed in with open attempts to paint President Obama as a race hater and devious subversive.

It can be hoped that reactionary personalities on both sides of the contemporary American political divide will view this film as either a baseless Mockumentary, sarcastically intended to show the ridiculous ease of exaggeration and misdirection, or as an inept and markedly vicious effort at inflaming an already discordant political environment.

For myself; I've seen plenty of this kind of garbage from both the liberal and conservative spectrum. If you find this kind of flailing and dishonest manipulation entertaining (as I do), I recommend Michael Moore's films, Glen Beck's books, and any commercial effort that purports to share a shocking and hidden truth.

Think for yourself!


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