An alternate story of the life of Barack Obama

Film: Dreams from My Real Father

By Francine Brokaw | May 24, 2012

Dreams from My Real Father is a well researched documentary focusing on Barack Obama’s ties with Marxism, his philosophies, his associations, and his family background. By incorporating documented facts with film clips and speeches, the filmmaker weaves together a plausible alternate story of this man from the one the public has been told.

The Story

The film delves into the childhood of Barack Obama and the association his family had with socialist Frank Marshall Davis – the filmmaker concludes this man is Barack’s birth father. According to the film, Barack’s mother was awed by Davis and formed a deep relationship with him. When she became pregnant, Davis devised a plan to claim Kenyan student was the child’s father. The student agreed with the plan.

The future president attended Occidental College and according to the film, associated himself with admitted socialists. Obama was also aligned with Bill Ayers and his family.

The Facts

Since many of the ideas discussed in this film are based on known facts, woven together in a cohesive way to tell an alternative story, viewers may be left wondering exactly what happened during the life of President Obama. Footage, photos, and documents are all part of the research that went into the film.

Director Joel Gilbert

The film’s creator Joel Gilbert explained his qualifications by saying “I have a background in Middle East and Islamic studies and in 2010 wrote and directed a film called Atomic Jihad: Ahmadinejad’s Coming War and Obama’s Politics of Defeat.”

“While reviewing video of over 200 Obama speeches for that film, I noticed an odd pattern. When speaking of issues relating to the rich and the poor, Obama became very excited, speaking rapidly and louder, always in a higher pitch. On other subjects, he was quite calm. Why would Obama have an inner passion for class struggle? From my knowledge of his background, exclusive prep school, Ivy Leagues, Harvard Law – it didn’t seem to fit. I then read his autobiography, Dreams from My Father, and noticed numerous references to Obama seeking out Marxist professors and friends, emulating Malcolm X, attending socialist conferences, and organizing. It was a life journey in socialism! Plus, of his visits to Communist Frank Marshall Davis’ house with his grandfather, Obama wrote, ‘it was as if I were witnessing some complicated, unspoken transaction between the two men.’”

Joel Gilbert went on to say, “I decided to investigate Frank Marshall Davis. His close physical resemblance to Obama was shocking, while Obama little resembled the Kenyan Obama. How could this be? Next, I unearthed two film archives of Frank Marshall Davis, one from 1973, the other from 1987, as well as Davis’ photo collection. I then acquired 500 copies of the Honolulu Record, the Communist run newspaper where Davis wrote a weekly political column for eight years. I also obtained seven indecent photos of Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother, taken at Frank Marshall Davis’ house, suggesting an intimate connection between Dunham and Davis. I concluded the ‘Birthers’ were on a fool’s errand. To understand Obama’s plans for America, the question was not ‘Where’s the birth certificate?’ the question was ‘Who is the real father?’”


Whether viewers agree or disagree with what is brought out in the film, what it will definitely do is to have them question what they have heard in the past and what is in the film.

What is clear is that many of the items in the film are plausible if not proven. And, for the curious, it may lay the foundation for others to research more thoroughly the life of Barack Obama.

Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception will be available July 24, 2012. How the viewers will react to it is yet to be seen.