Malia Ann Obama Shines at Sundance with Her Short Film ‘The Heart’

Malia Obama credited as Malia Ann premiered her short film “The Heart” at Sundance a unique story about grief and connection. The 25-year-old Harvard grad, daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama shared her artistic vision while highlighting the challenges of being a public figure.

Malia Ann Obama Shines at Sundance with Her Short Film ‘The Heart’

News about Malia Obama Screens Short Film

Malia Obama graced the Sundance Film Festival’s red carpet for her short film, “The Heart” credited as Malia Ann her first and middle name. The film, previously showcased at Telluride and Chicago festivals, solidifies her artistic identity as Malia Ann, as noted by Teen Vogue.

In a preview video, the 25-year-old, eldest daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama described her creation as an “odd little story” hoping it provides solace and a reminder not to overlook others’ struggles. “The Heart” written and directed by Malia Ann narrates the journey of a lonely man grieving his mother’s death following a grocery-related argument and an unusual request in her will, according to the festival program.

Scheduled for additional screenings alongside other shorts Malia Ann expressed gratitude to those involved in the film, humorously stating in a YouTube clip that they “have my heart – pun intended.”

A Harvard graduate and former writer for Prime Video’s “Swarm” Malia Ann received advice from Donald Glover, co-creator of the series, about the challenges of making her debut film. Glover emphasized the unique nature of her situation, being Obama’s daughter, warning that the impact of a poorly received film would linger.

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