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DocWatchers Series: Screening of "Farewell Exile"+"The Education of Auma Obama"
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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DocWatchers Series: Screening of "Farewell Exile"+"The Education of Auma Obama"
Farewell Exile (Salam Ghourba)
(Narrative Short Film)
Lamia Alami, 2011, 15 min.
In an underprivileged Moroccan neighborhood surrounded by misery, Fatima anxiously waits to join her husband, who emigrated to France over a year ago. Will a letter from her husband secure a brighter future, allowing her to take her son away from this harmful environment? Or will she have to make a crucial sacrifice?
(Filmmaker will be present)

The Education of Auma Obama - Feature Length Documentary
Branwen Okpako, 2011, 79 min
Branwen Okpako's The Education of Auma Obama is a captivating and intimate portrait of the U.S. president's older half-sister, who embodies a post-colonial, feminist identity. An academic overachiever, she studied linguistics and contemporary dance in Heidelberg, Germany, before enrolling in film school in Berlin, where she met Nigerian-born director Okpako in the nineties.

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Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States


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Film > Festivals
Film > Movies
Film > Other

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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