Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception is a 2012 American documentary-style film by Joel Gilbert which claims that U.S. President Barack Obama’s biological father was Communist Party USA activist Frank Marshall Davis.The title derived from the title of Obama’s memoir Dreams from My Father.
The film maintains that Frank Marshall Davis met Obama’s mother Ann Dunham through her father Stanley Dunham, whom Gilbert claims was not a furniture salesman, but actually a CIA agent tasked with monitoring Communists in Hawaii.
Filmmaker Joel Gilbert said the film was the result of two years of research. He claims he found nude and fetish photos of Obama’s mother Ann Dunham, which he says were taken in late 1960 by Frank Marshall Davis in Davis’ Hawaii home. Gilbert compared these to Dunham’s high school pictures and says he found the correlation to be “obvious”. The Hollywood Reporter said, “He did not use an expert, however, to support his finding.”
Gilbert says that over one million copies of his film were mailed to voters in Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, New Hampshire and Colorado in the time leading up to the 2012 United States presidential election. He refused to disclose who funded the film’s distribution, and a report by The Daily Beast pointed out that there was no way to verify the numbers claimed by Gilbert.