At such young ages of 10 and 7 years old Malia and Sasha Obama’s world had been reshaped forever, as time progressed and their adolescent memories were formed within the public eye. Now as young women for the very first time the two college students have taken the opportunity to speak freely upon their mother’s numerous accomplishments within her new documentary “Becoming”
As we’ve previously reported #MichelleObama’s award selling memoir Becoming has been turned into a documentary in partnership with Netflix. Becoming provides an in-depth look into the 34-stop book tour and personal life of our forever Flotus, reports TODAY.
Within the film Malia, 21 and now Sasha, 18 make a rare appearance as they speak on how proud they are of their mother and all that she has accomplished inside and outside of the White House.
“I’m excited for her to be proud of what she’s done because I think that’s the most important thing for a human to do is be proud of themselves,” says Sasha within the film.
Within previous interviews, Michelle Obama always spoke of the importance that remained in allowing her daughters to be protected from the public while allowing them to remain children. “You want them to be able to have wonderful experiences privately and you want them to be able to fail and stumble privately, like any other kids,” she states within a 2018 interview with Jenna Bush Hager. “And when they’re not allowed to do that, it’s unfair and you feel guilty about it, you know, because they didn’t choose this life.”
She continues by revealing that, “I also had to beg the housekeepers, ‘These girls need to learn how to clean their own rooms and make their beds and do their laundry. You cannot do this every day because they will not live here forever, and I am not raising kids who don’t know how to make a bed.”
Within the documentary Malia speaks on the excitement she shares for the next chapter in her mother’s life after devoting 8 years to the White House. “She is no longer facing that same scrutiny — being able to let all of that leave your mind, creates so much more space.
What this has demonstrated in a way just, damn those eight years weren’t for nothing, you know? “ She concludes, “You see that huge crowd out there and that last kind of speech you gave about – people are here because people really believe in love and in hope and hope in other people.”