The Director

Director Joel Gilbert
  • Director of Atomic Jihad: Ahmadinejad's Coming War and Obama's Politics of Defeat (2010)
  • Director of Farewell Israel: Bush, Iran and the Revolt of Islam (2008)
  • Contributing editor for
  • Foreign Policy Analyst
  • Hudson Institute Film Festival Prize (2010)
  • BA University of London 1986 (London School of Economics and Political Science/School of Oriental and African Studies), MBA George Washington University (1991)

Director Q & A

Q & A with Director Joel Gilbert

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Why does it matter who Barak Obama's father really is?

Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. His father was a goat herder from Kenya, he would bring people together, so it went. While voters will overlook some fudging by politicians, promoting a false family background to hide an agenda irreconcilable with American values is a totally unacceptable manipulation of the electorate.

Admittedly, at age 18, Obama arrived at Occidental College a committed revolutionary Marxist. Dreams from My Real Father presents the case that Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA organizer and propagandist, was Obama's real father, both biological and ideological, and indoctrinated Obama with a political foundation in Marxism and an anti-White world view. This is a known phenomenon in the radical left, referred to as "Red Diaper Babies" or "hand-me-down Marxism." Much of the leadership of the SDS and Weather Underground were children of Communist Party USA members, including Katherine Boudin, Jeff Jones, and many more. David Axelrod is also a "Red Diaper Baby."

What final conclusions have you made about President Obama?

Until now, Barack Obama was perceived as a nice man with an inspiring family story. Now, it seems likely President Obama intentionally hid a deeply disturbing family background and a Marxist agenda. If this is true, he is no longer likeable. Unfortunately, Obama's style is to minimize, misdirect, and outright lie about damaging information about his past. I hope the media will now demand that he come clean about his family background, his political foundations, and fully reveal his agenda for transforming America. It's one thing for "journalists" to give Obama leeway because they support national health care, but providing cover for lies is scandalous and unjustifiable. If I could find evidence that Obama's real father was not the Kenyan Obama, so could foreign intelligence agencies.

What does all this mean for US elections in 2012?

Obama's election was not a sudden political phenomenon. It was the culmination of an American socialist movement that Frank Marshall Davis nurtured in Chicago and Hawaii, and has been quietly infiltrating the US economy, universities, and media for decades. "Problem solving" and "fair play" are the new code words that socialists employ in a determined strategy to move the Democratic party to the far left, and embrace socialism as their natural ideology. Obama's anti-democratic behavior, including consolidation of power through Czars, going around Congress, intimidating the Supreme Court, and class polarization tactics can be better understood after viewing Dreams from My Real Father.

French historian Alexis DeToqueville, who traveled throughout our country in 1831, wrote that American democracy would always be in grave danger. American voters had no idea what Obama meant by "change." Obama now uses terms like "helping middle class families" and "fairness" to rally support. Simply speaking, bankrupt socialist economies do not have a middle class! They have just one big lower class with a handful of political elites controlling the wealth. To understand Obama's plans for America, look no further than Communist Frank Marshall Davis.

How does your "Dreams" film compare to Obama's autobiography?

My "Dreams" provides the first cohesive understanding of Obama's deep rooted life journey in socialism. It includes Obama's indoctrination in Marxism by Frank Marshall Davis, his college years, his job as "organizer," his involvement with Project Vote and the subprime mortgage crisis, the Ayers family, Alinsky and Reverend Wright, all the way to his campaigns and Presidency. Dreams from My Real Father is an alternate theory to Barack Obama's autobiography. The film narrative is based on both new and existing factual pillars, then presents reasoned logic, and re-creations of probable events for a complete story. Some dialogue is taken directly from Davis and Obama's writings, while some is approximated to bridge known facts. Viewers must judge the story for themselves. I believe they will agree that my "Dreams" is closer to reality than Obama's account, which more resembles a fairy tale.

To understand Obama's plans for America, the question is not "Where's the birth certificate?", the question is "Who is the real father?"