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.