Branwen Okpako was born in Lagos, Nigeria, to a Nigerian father and Welsh Mother. She attended the International School, University of Ibadan, Nigeria for her middle and high school education and obtained an International Baccalaureate at the United World college of the Atlantic in Wales. She later went on to study politics at the University of Bristol and received a Masters in film at the DFFB (German Film and Television Academy).
She has written and directed several short films including Landing (1995), LoveLoveLiebe (1998) and several documentaries including award-winning “Dirt for Dinner (2000). Her feature film “Valley of the Innocent” screened at the 1st inaugural WOCAF Festival in 2005. Ms Okpako resides in Berlin Germany.
Director The Education of Auma Obama, Valley of the Innocent.
The Education of Auma Obama – 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards(AMAA) Prize for Best Diaspora Documentary.
An intriguing look into the life of President Barack Obama’s Kenyan
half sister Auma Obama. video
A dark story of loss, remembering and confused identities