Barak And the Michelle Obama He made a surprise appearance at a film festival this week – perhaps not so surprising… he was on Martha’s Vineyard.
The former first couple took the stage Friday at the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival — saying a few words before their Netflix documentary, “Descendant.” As you can see, they were greeted with a warm welcome… The crowd looked shocked at their backs.
In the end, they each gave notes…BO spoke about the power of storytelling – black stories specifically – and commended the festival organizers for allowing African Americans to do so through their event.
He said, “[I]It’s one of the strengths of this festival, and the work that the Rances have done is to bring up stories that often get lost in the flow of time. Because we believe everyone’s stories matter. Everyone has a sacred story that motivates and moves us. It’s not just a matter of nostalgia, it pushes us into the present and the future.”
Michelle got to this point by noting that the older generation should encourage their youngsters to actually talk to their grandparents and their great-grandparents — and take their history while they still can. She also caught some hilarious snaps of the IG and TikTok trends in the process.
The audience could feel what she was saying…the agreement was audible the whole time. It’s great to see them here – even though they are humble In MV quite a bit. Of course they You have a summer house There is (actually a palace), so they are no strangers to the area.
btw, as for what Document powered by Netflix It is actually about… The “Descendant” covers the small Alabama community that has descendants from Clotilda, one of the last slave ships that sent Africans to the states just as it was banned nationally.
Despite history’s attempt to cover up the fact of its existence – the film captures the ancestors of these slaves and brings their history back to life… and controls the narrative.