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

Film maker Joel Gilbert has written, directed and produced political documentary feature films on the Middle East conflict, Islamism, Iran, and Barack Obama, as well as documentary films on music icons Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and Paul McCartney.

Joel Gilbert is a graduate of the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and the London School of Economics (BA 1986) and has an MBA degree from George Washington University in Washington DC (1991). Gilbert is a contributing editor for the foreign policy website, and appears often as a foreign policy consultant on national radio and TV shows.

  • 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