Film and Discussion
Black Lives in Germany: The Education of Auma Obama
Presented by the DEFA Film Library, UMass Amherst
Film Stream: March 8-11:
All registrants for the discussion will receive the link to the film.
A captivating, intimate portrait of the US president's Kenyan half-sister, Auma Obama. Obama studied linguistics in Heidelberg, Germany, before enrolling in film school in Berlin. Ultimately, she moved back to Kenya to mentor a younger generation of politically- and socially-engaged Africans.
Directed by Branwen Okpako
Documentary, 80 min
Discussion: March 11, 12:00 noon
A discussion with director Branwen Okpako about The Education of Auma Obama and 20 years of filming stories about Black lives and experiences in Germany. Moderated by actor and director Sheri Hagen. Hosted by curator Kevina King (UMass Amherst).
Price: free, please RSVP