The press rarely mentions George Obama, the president’s half brother who lives in poverty in Kenya.
But movie goers can see George Obama soon in “2016: Obama’s America,” a new documentary produced by Oscar-winner Gerald Molen. The feature takes a critical look at the president’s early influences, particularly his late father who held strong anti-colonialist views.
The president’s brother appears on screen with Dinesh D’Souza and does what he can to explain why the most powerful man in the world doesn’t financially help his impoverished kin.
In the movie, 2016: Obama’s America, based on Dinesh D’Souza’s best-selling book The Roots of Obama’s Rage, D’Souza refers to a news report four years ago about George Obama living in a hut in Nairobi, Kenya, “like something out ofSlumdog Millionaire.” He’s intrigued, so he tracks him down.
… D’Souza and George Obama are seen chatting on what appears to be a park bench, and D’Souza seems most curious to know why the half-brother of the most powerful man on the planet lives in poverty and without any financial help from President Obama.
“I think he has a family of his own,” George Obama says. “I’m a member of his family, but I’m over-age, so I help myself….”
The movie opens in Houston this week and is screening by invitation-only in Los Angeles next week. It gets a national limited release on July 27.