Documentary on Obama's Mother

Documentary on Obama's Mother

There are many people who helped to mold the life of President Barack Obama and one is his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. 

Published September 8, 2009

obamafamily20702_468x629 There are many people who helped to mold the life of President Barack Obama and one is his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham .  The Kansas native have birth to President Obama when she was only 18 years-old but still managed to get a bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. in anthropology.  Obama once said, "the dominant figure in my formative years... The values she taught me continue to be my touchstone when it comes to how I go about the world of politics."

Sadly, Dunham would pass away in 1995 of uterine cancer.

The Hollywood Reporter says a documentary on Dunham might be coming to the big screen:

Aloe Entertainment, along with IMG and Schroeder-Ptacek Prods., are bringing the story of Barack Obama's mother to the screen, readying a feature-length doc to be directed by Charles Burnett.

"Stanley Ann Dunham: A Most Generous Spirit" will show how Dunham raised a young Obama in Indonesia and Hawaii as well as her pioneering work in the field of Third World microfinance, which assists small entrepreneurs, mostly women, in developing countries.

"She gave a lot of the backbone to our current president and his compassion to the people," said Mary Aloe, who is executive producing. "With these small-scale economies, she took a concept that was emerging just as women were getting their rights and got them to think outside the box. She is a fascinating woman, and she was ahead of her time."

Stanley Ann Dunham with a young Barack Obama


The project will begin shooting early next year in Indonesia, Hawaii and Washington.

The production is in talks to secure Obama's involvement.

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Written by Clay Cane

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