Skip to comments.Obama's Kenya hut brother makes movie
Posted on 07/10/2012 9:00:14 AM PDT by A'elian' nation
I found this on Drudge's site. Did a search and didn't find this on FR, so just spreading the word. The movie opens in Houston this week. Houston freepers should go see it and report back.
Dinesh D'Souza went to Kenya to interview George Obama. He was curious as to why the most powerful man on the planet hasn't done anything to help out his younger brother. Obama would do well to heed his younger but wiser brother.
"I think he has a family of his own, George Obama says. Im a member of his family, but Im over-age, so I help myself.
Then George muses, Hes got other issues to deal with, Hes taking care of the world, so hes taking care of me.
That's very magnanimous of his little brother, but that's how many liberal/progressives think. Taking care of the world is taking care of the little guy. That way you don't have to sully your elitist self in soup lines or jungle huts.
I hope this movie gets some serious circulation and media attention - from Fox and talk radio anyway.
At the Hollywood Reporter site there is a 4 minute video of D’Souza interviewing George Obama.
“The Gods Must Be Crazy III”?
LOL yeah, you got it. I loved those movies.
Was sad to read at the time that N!xau, the African bushman in those movies, died 9 years ago on July 5, 2003.
But you make a good point. D’Souza should make George Obama’s movie into a comedy. Wider audience appeal, and we all know what lies inside all good humor - the truth.
[printed in SF Chronicle]
Bushman who shot to stardom in ``The Gods Must Be Crazy’’ dies
N!xau, the diminutive bushman catapulted from the remote sandswept reaches of the Kalahari Desert to international stardom in the film “The Gods Must Be Crazy” has died, police officials said Saturday.
He was estimated to have been about 59, although he himself said he did not know his exact age.
Police in the remote area of Tsumkwe in the Namibian part of the Kalahari where N!xau lived confirmed his recent death, but did not have any details of how or when he died. His name is a usual transliteration of his tribal language, which uses clicking noises that have no letter in English.
He had suffered from tuberculosis in the past.
The “Gods Must Be Crazy” became a worldwide hit and a top grossing foreign film after its release in 1980. Audiences swooned over his portrayal of an earnest bushman with a sheepish smile whose discovery of a Coca-Cola bottle sets off a comedy of errors.
N!xau starred in several sequels before returning to the familiarity of life as a herdsman raising cattle and vegetables in the Namibian bush.
When he was discovered by the South African director of the film, Jamie Uys, he had only had minimal exposure to modern life.
According to a 2000 story in The Namibian newspaper, he had only seen three white people in his life before being cast, and had never seen a settlement larger than the village huts of his San people.
The San are the indigenous hunter-gatherer people of southern Africa. Today they number about 100,000 and mostly live in the Kalahari.
Not knowing the value of paper money, he let his first wages, $300, blow away.
By the time of “The Gods Must Be Crazy II,” he had learned the value of money, demanding several hundred thousand dollars before agreeing to be recast in the film.
He said the money was needed to build a cinderblock home with electricity and a water pump for his family, according to the Internet Movie Database Web site.
Director Uys dismissed criticism that it was cruel to take N!xau out of his home environment. He said he was born to act.
“All Bushmen are natural actors. I suppose it’s because they don’t have television, and they spend their evenings telling stories and acting them out. And they don’t have any hangups or inhibitions at all,” Uys said in a 1990 interview with The Associated Press.
After the sequel, N!xau’s career took a zany twist with his appearance in several Hong Kong action films and the Chinese film, “The Gods Must be Funny.”
In one of the films, the spirit of Bruce Lee takes over N!xau’s character.
After his film career petered out, N!xau returned home to a newly built brick house. He tended his cattle and raised corn and pumpkins.
For a while he had a car. But he had to employ a driver because he had never learned to drive, The Namibian said.
53 posted on Sun Jul 6 10:18:53 2003 by Who dat?
Kenya Hut Brother. Sounds like the name of a rap group.
Liberals don’t tip waitresses either... The only time they want to ‘give’ is when it’s with other people’s money. If we wanted to show them up, we could take up a collection for Obama’s brother.,..
I like that idea. Good project for Glenn Beck. Didn’t he get that half a million dollars going to the abused bus lady?
US Presidential candidate Barack Obamas little brother has been found living in the slums of Nairobi, where he lives on less than a dollar a month.
George Hussein Onyango Obama (26) was found by reporters from the Italian edition of Vanity Fair. The magazine reported that he lives in a hut measuring just two by three metres...
Obama’s brother lives on a dollar a day. If Glen Beck wanted to send him a years worth of money he could take up a collection among the people who run the cameras in his studio - Total needed? $365... that’s what Obama’s brother needs to live for a year....
Obama’s brother lives on a dollar a MONTH. If Glen Beck wants to support him for a year, he only as to send him $12... (My mistake - I put it as a dollar a day...)
Obama’s brother lives on a dollar a MONTH. If Glen Beck wants to support him for a year, he only has to send him $12... (My mistake - I put it as a dollar a day...)
Brilliant. a fund raiser for George! What better way to bring attn to Obummer’s black sheep!