Indonesian director begins filming movie about Obama's childhood in Jakarta

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An Indonesian filmmaker said Monday that his upcoming movie about the childhood of President Barack Obama will portray how the diversity of Jakarta influenced the future president.

Obama lived in the city with his mother and Indonesian stepfather from 1967 to 1971.

Director Damien Dematra is basing his movie on a fictionalized account of Obama's childhood that he published earlier this year, using interviews with neighbors and friends of Obama and his family. The movie will be in both English and the Indonesian language.

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