The Film

  • Dreams From my Real Father

    A Story of Reds and Deception
  • Running Time: 95 Minutes
  • Format: 16:9 Widescreen
  • Director & Writer: Joel Gilbert
  • Distribution: MVD Visual
  • Studio: Highway 61 Entertainment

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Wayne Peet
Featuring Scarlet Rivera


Film Information

At age 18, Barack Obama admittedly arrived at Occidental College a committed revolutionary Marxist. What was the source of Obama's foundation in Marxism? Throughout his 2008 Presidential campaign and term in office, questions have been raised regarding Barack Obama's family background, economic philosophy, and fundamental political ideology. Dreams from My Real Father is the alternative Barack Obama "autobiography," offering a divergent theory of what may have shaped our 44th President's life and politics.

In Dreams from My Real Father, Barack Obama is portrayed by a voiceover actor who chronicles Barack Obama's life journey in socialism, from birth through his election to the Presidency. The film begins by presenting the case that Barack Obama's real father was Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA propagandist who likely shaped Obama's world view during his formative years. Barack Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. Was the goat herding Kenyan father only a fairy tale to obscure a Marxist agenda, irreconcilable with American values?

This fascinating narrative is based in part on 2 years of research, interviews, newly unearthed footage and photos, and the writings of Davis and Obama himself. Dreams from My Real Father weaves together the proven facts with reasoned logic in an attempt to fill-in the obvious gaps in Obama's history. Is this the story Barack Obama should have told, revealing his true agenda for "fundamentally transforming America?" Director Joel Gilbert concludes, "To understand Obama’s plans for America, the question is ’Who is the real father?’"

The Director

Joel Gilbert is the president of Highway 61 Entertainment in Los Angeles, and is a graduate of the University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science, School of Oriental and African Studies, BA 1986) and George Washington University (MBA 1991).

Gilbert is the writer and director of Atomic Jihad: Ahmadinejad's Coming War for Islamic Revival and Obama's Politics of Defeat (2010) and Farewell Israel: Bush, Iran and the Revolt of Islam (2008), a history of Islamic-Jewish conflict from the 7th Century. Atomic Jihad was featured at the CPAC Conference in Washington D.C. and was a winning film at the Hudson Institute Film Festival in 2010.

Gilbert is a contributing editor for the national security and foreign policy website, and has appeared frequently as a foreign policy analyst on national radio shows, including The Jerry Doyle Show and The Michael Reagan Show. Gilbert has lectured on Islamism for the Hudson Institute Briefing Council and toured the US and Canada screening his films and lecturing on the Middle East.

  • DVD Chapters

  • 1
    My Real Father Is Frank Marshall Davis
    Communist Propagandist, Marxist, and Poet
  • 2
    My Gramps, Company Man
    Berkeley to Beirut, Seattle to Hawaii
  • 3
    The Seduction of Ann Dunham
    Nude photos and the Kenyan Student Cover-up
  • 4
    Marxism in Paradise
    Indoctrination and an Identity Crisis
  • 5
    May 19th Communist College Years
    Pipe Bombs and Pipe Dreams with the Ayers family
  • 6
    Chicago's New Community Agitator
    In My Real Father's Footsteps
  • 7
    Harvard Law al Mansour
    The Islamist-Marxist Nexus and Rev Wright
  • 8
    ACORN'S Front Man in Chicagoland
    Dreams from Bill and Bernardine
  • 9
    Campaign for Radical Change
    Duping Michelle's Mean America
  • 10
    Socialist Dreams From Frank Marshall Davis
    My War Against Middle Class America