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Documentary on Obama's late mother in the offing

MUMBAI: Aloe Entertainment, in association with IMG and Schroeder-Ptacek Productions, will soon produce a documentary on US President Barack Obama‘s late mother Dunham titled Stanley Ann Dunham: A Most Generous Spirit.

The documentary will delve into Dunham‘s work in micro-finance and explore her decision to send her 10-year-old son from Indonesia to live in Hawaii with her parents out of fear that her politically-sensitive work might endanger his life.


Charles Burnett who had earlier directed Killer of Sheep and Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Wedding among others has been signed to direct the feature.


Said executive producer Mary Aloe, "She gave a lot of the backbone to our current president and his compassion to the people. 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."


The project will begin shooting in Indonesia, Hawaii and Washington early next year. It is being said that efforts are on to get President Obama involved in the project.

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